Question: How Do You Choose A Good Book For Kids?

Five finger rule

  • Choose a book that you think you will enjoy.
  • Read the second page.
  • Hold up a finger for each word you are not sure of, or do not know.
  • If there are five or more words you did not know, you should choose an easier book.

What makes a good book for kids?

Strong characters who evoke strong emotion

Good children’s books, no matter how simple or complex, offer a sense of joy. They can make us laugh or cry by giving us a character we want to care about.

How do I pick a good book?

Here are 10 ways you can choose the RIGHT book:

  1. Take suggestions/recommendations of the 3 F’s.
  2. Know what do you like to read.
  3. Read Top books from top authors.
  4. Take online reviews of the book.
  5. Before buying, read the back cover contents.
  6. Don’t read a book which you know is not good.

What is the 5 finger rule for choosing books?

The five finger rule is a quick and easy way for your child to check if a book is suitable to read on their own. Before they start, ask them to turn to a random page in the book and read it. For every word that they don’t know, they should hold up a finger.

How do I choose a book reading level?

Have your children try the “five-finger test” to select a book at their reading levels:

  • Have your child choose a book she would like to read.
  • Then have your child look at a page in the middle.
  • Tell her to put one finger down for every word she can’t read or doesn’t understand.