What books do your kids read?
Here are five important steps to know your kids are reading the appropriate book for their age
- Check Parental Reviews
If you have a kid that loves reading, it’s good to keep track of the type of books they read and TV shows they watch. Do your research on parental review on that particular book.
Peer pressure is tough. Even young kids want a sense of “belongings ” amongst their friends. They wanna be cool too.
- Check youtube
There is a book series my son has been showing interest in lately. It’s the “in thing” for his age group now. I made a mistake getting him the book from the library just because his friends and classmates are all reading that book. The book came in different series.. This book has become so popular now in Canada and USA. The views on YouTube is in millions. But why is it not on the kids tv channel .
- Proof read
Today I’m off work, so I decided to read this “book” and critic it. I watched a small portion of it on YouTube. I was convinced it’s not age appropriate. I went ahead and did a wide spectrum research on parental reviews on Google. I did this because the book had no age specification on the back or front page. I got my answers on Google. This book was intended for kids age 14 and above. I was shocked and disappointed in myself for not doing a proper research first.
Not all children’s TV shows and books are child friendly. We as parents all make certain mistakes in one area of parenting.
- Research about the book
Dear parents, pls research about the books and TV shows your kids like. Proof read the book first, especially the “preteens and teenage kids” .
- Inform their friend’s parents
The kids may not be very happy, and you might be tagged ” worst parent” in the world . And that’s ok. Violence can be learned through visuals and literature. Be vigilant. We can’t totally stop them because they can decide to still read from friends. But we have to try our best to explain to the kids why it’s not age appropriate . And hope they understand. I am trying to be the best mom . It is important to go ahead and also talk to your kid’s friend’s mom to stop her son as well. But how many of the parents can I talk to? So my plan is to tell the teacher to be vigilant about the type of books the kids bring from home. They can obviously easily slack in that area. Bringing Inappropriate content is like bringing guns to school too. Parents and teachers have to work as a team to make this work.
They never told me parenting was this difficult. Sigh! God bless our Parents that raised responsible adults. It is not an easy something oh.
Una gudu morning oh
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