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5 Enchanting Picture Books to Spark Your Child’s Love for Reading

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5 Enchanting Picture Books to Spark Your Child’s Love for Reading

Instilling a love for reading in children is a gift that lasts a lifetime. And the best way to introduce your child from ages 2-6 to reading is through picture books.

Picture books, with their stunning visuals, engaging stories and relatable characters, serve as the perfect gateway to the world of literature. They help children develop essential language skills and foster a deep connection with books.

In this blog post, we’ve curated a list of five enchanting picture books that are sure to kindle your child’s passion for reading. They are also part of the Early Starter Bundle which is specially curated for ages 2-6

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These picture books will transport your young readers to magical realms, introduce them to fascinating characters, and ignite their imagination, all while fostering a lifelong love for the written word.

  1. Half Hour Hara by Ugo Anidi
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Hara can’t help getting into trouble, no matter how hard she tries. Sometimes, all she wants to do is look at something, but somehow, it breaks! Like Daddy’s special TV and Mummy’s fancy plates. Now, the eggs for making Mummy’s birthday cake are smashed and splattered on the floor! Hara didn’t break them, but she knows no one will believe her. She has to find the real culprit before Daddy gets back home in 30 minutes – or she will be in trouble again! 

  1. Kita and the Red Dusty Road by Vennessa Scholtz 
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Kita loves to kick up dust along the red dusty road. She doesn’t listen when her mama warns her not to do this.

One day, she kicks up so much red dust she awakens the Dust Eater. Kita is scared. Can anybody save her? 

  1. The Greedy Ostrich by Olusayo Ajetunmobi
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In the beautiful town of Treetop where all the birds live, Ogòngò the ostrich has an important message to deliver to his bird friends: Òrúnmìlà is throwing a feast in his big house in the sky and has invited all the birds. They’re excited about the feast, and when the time comes, they fly to Òrúnmìlà’s house to grace the occasion. 

At the feast there is music and plenty to eat and drink, and everyone is happy with their plate—except for Ogòngò, whose long throat is about to land him in hot soup!

  1. The Greatest Animal in the Jungle by Sope Martins
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On Afuwe’s birthday, his godfather, Tortoise, gives him a gift that grants him five wishes. Afuwe’s ultimate wish is to become the greatest animal in the jungle instead of the mouse that he is.

Follow Afuwe on his exciting adventure as he discovers what true greatness is about.

  1. There is an Elephant in my wardrobe by Yejide Kilanko
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The colourful book tells the story of young Adun who is bullied by an elephant claiming to be her friend.

Conclusion: 

As parents, educators, and caregivers, we have the opportunity to introduce these magical tales to our children, sparking their curiosity, nurturing their imagination, and setting them on a path to becoming lifelong readers. So, grab a cozy spot, open one of these captivating picture books, and embark on a journey of reading adventures with your child.


About the Writer: Precious Obiabunmo is a graduate of English and Literature at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. She’s the Digital Content/Community Manager at Kachifo Limited. Connect with her on LinkedIn

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