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Choosing a Book to Gift a Child

Jun 5, 2008
Books make great gifts. However, picking a book that will be just right for a child seems a difficult task. It is difficult to find one that will make the child really love reading it. In addition, it should be an appropriate one. Let us see how to find such books for children.

Most often, the age and gender of the child helps us to choose the right book as a gift. What appeals at a certain age will not be so appealing after passing that age. New interests have developed, new things begin to seem interesting, and it's all part of growing. Therefore, the age of the child definitely helps in selecting the right book to give.

Sometimes you hardly know about the child's interest. In such cases, it helps to know the gender of the child. Usually the generalized considerations about what little girls would like, or boys would want as gifts helps in deciding a gift. Fairy tales for girls and stories of warriors for the boys may seem to be age-old cliches, but that is what most children love to read!

Getting to know what the child likes to read beforehand is always helpful in selecting the right gift. You can find out by talking with the child or the parents. Children love to read books about their favorite subject, activities, the heroes and idols they worship. There are many interesting books available on nature, birds, animals, airplanes, automobiles, history, sports, and crafts such as origami, painting, and basically anything that a child takes an active interest in, explaining the subject in a play-way method.

It is also important to consider what is acceptable by the parents of the child. In some households, due to the religious background, certain things might be considered taboo. Always respect family values while selecting a gift for a child.

In addition, the book you will be selecting as a gift should be age-appropriate in terms of moral values. Care should be taken while selecting books for young children. Books that deal with violence, sex or sexually explicit description must be avoided. Always remember that children are impressionable, therefore they should not be exposed to any negative or undesired content.

Choosing books for adolescents is rather difficult as they develop a wide variety of interests at this age. It is safer to go in for old classics that tell stories about age-defying appealing values such as bravery, adventure, and compassion.

It is always helpful to seek advice from experienced booksellers or librarians who deal with children's books. Their knowledge will definitely help you to find the right book to give. Such people know what children like to read at a certain age, and the books that are available.

With these tips you can find a book that will not only make the child happy, but also wiser. Choosing the right book is helpful in developing an interest for reading in the child.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant about books. When shopping for books, we recommend you shop only at the best bookstores for used books, autographed books, and vedic books.
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