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Books to buy for a 5 yrs old.

Bhavna
3 to 7 years

Created by Bhavna
Updated on May 22, 2012

Books to buy for a 5 yrs old

When I think of an improptu gift for my daughter , books are the only things that come to my mind. I bought my daughter her first book when she was 5 months old. Back then she liked the colorful pictures and she would especially drool on the books made out of fabric. Over the years I have realized that most of the books that we have bought for our daughter have been used over and over as the years passed by.

We had started with the fabric books and then went on to buy the hardbound small miniature books so that my daughter won’t tear it. Since these were miniature books, she could handle them on her own. These mini books mostly have one picture per page so they are to the point. We had bought the eight books sets, which came in their own box so it was very easy for me to store them and keep a track of them. These books also covered varied topics such as rhymes/colors / fruits / shapes / vegetables so they were helpful at the end of the day.

When she turned 2 we started buying her the “ pepper series and the Bruno series “ These were short stories from the life of a two year old teddy / puppy and were helpful as they dealt with real topics, in a fun way. My daughter loved these books (they were thin and cost Rs 35 per book –and she still reads them)

Between 3-4 yrs it was all about fairies and castles, rajas and raanis so we got a lot of fairy tale books for her. Another book that I really like is called “365 stories for little girls”, it was a fat book and as the name suggests had stories for each day of the year. I also started adding “ junior encyclopedias dealing with weather, our planet, solar system” and other informative books in her reading list .

Between 4 to 5 ½ yrs we started buying a lot of hindi books as well, I really like the panchtantra –“appu series” – these are small, thin books which have the text in both hindi and English and cost Rs 35 for a book. These books helped her understand difficult hindi words since the English version was right next to it.

Now 6, my daughter can read on her own and goes about reading all the books that have been bought for her over the years. She owns more than 200 books already; she shares and donates her clothes and toys but somehow never donates her books as she still reads almost all the books and perhaps gets a new angle to the same story yet one more time.

She can make great stories of her own now…. I am happy and she seems happy too.

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| Feb 03, 2017

my kids are four n six months old.... I hv also done lik this b4... but stoped in bw busy timing... wil surely continue nw... thanku dear for writeups. ..

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| Feb 02, 2017

Good information. thank you. keep up the same

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| Feb 02, 2017

good dear ....I wish I can do for my angle. any ways I'm happy for your angle... great beta keep it up ....best luck

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| Feb 02, 2017

Great Idea, will adopt it immediately.

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| Feb 02, 2017

same here my son has turned 4 in January i always read books for him he just love them . since he was just 6 months he use to admire the picture books colours shapes. by now he has a strict habit of listening bedtime story without which he doesn't sleep. this is the best wy to spend quality time with your kid. pls everyone make it a habit of your child.

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| Feb 02, 2017

Great habit formed at the very early stage of her life. I think the major achievement in all this exercise is she can create her own stories. Hats off to the parents & thanks for sharing

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| Apr 28, 2016

Great bhavna. Buying books is the greatest gift for a child as it will help them learn language and values.

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| Mar 04, 2016

Nice I already have panchtantra and some miniature books for my son

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| Dec 04, 2015

Yes, even for boys it is available. You will get it online (365 stories for boys)

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| Dec 03, 2015

I have done a lot of book buying myself over the years. The book fair is a great place to widen the horizon with books with varied subjects available.

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| Dec 03, 2015

That's really a great way to get the children into reading and the way you've done is really inspiring. My son too loves reading but is not very fluent in reading. The silver lining is that he is getting better. Do you know if there is a similar book like “365 stories for little girls” for boys?

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