reading level

Tips for Picking Age Appropriate Books - part 1

Finding books that are appropriate for our kids is a challenge. When they are younger and first learning to read it can be hard to know what books are a good fit for their abilities. When they are older, the challenge can be avoiding books with content and themes they just aren't ready for. Most publishers give recommended reading ages for the books they publish, but, as we all know, every child is different. They read at their own pace and some are affected more dramatically by what they read than others. 

How do you know if a book is a good fit for your child’s reading ability and is an appropriate pick for them? Below are three tips that should help. (Next week look for tips to help you find content that is appropriate.)