One of the most memorable and favourite past times we have as kids is learning to read, and there is nothing better than to get your child into reading and help them build their very own book collection. There are so many great kids books out there, often in the form of vast collections featuring their favourite TV and film characters, that it's easy to help them fall in love with reading. Furthermore there are also many online book stores that offer these collections at affordable prices, so why not get your child into reading with one of their favourite characters?
With the run up to Christmas, now is the best time to invest in reading books for your child. If they receive a book as a present they will see it as a treat, which can create positive reinforcements of reading. Then every time you buy them a book in the future they will see this as them receiving a gift and will be more likely to read, and it won't be long before they look forward to receiving the next book for their collection. Buying books this Christmas is also a perfect gift to give to your children as books can sometimes hold sentimental value for them. If they get into reading at a young age, then a certain book can evoke memories of their childhood as they grow up. Another positive outcome of buying books as a gift for children is that they can be very cheap, so if you don't want to splash out on the latest overpriced doll of their favourite TV character then they can still be involved with their idols by getting stuck into a book collection. Many book stores offer popular collections such as In The Night Garden or the classic Winnie the Pooh collection.
Overall it is extremely hard to find any disadvantages in trying to persuade your child to read more. A lot of teachers express how valuable it can be towards a child's education, and children who learn to read at a younger age will often develop key skills more rapidly. Reading can also help children's imaginations to run wild as they create their own picture of the stories in their heads, and for the younger toddlers there are plenty of picture books available online to get them into reading from the moment they start walking.