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Who said BOOK is Boorrriinggg??!!

Tomorrow the World will celebrate the World Book Day. If you want to know more about this celebration, click this :-> World Book Day.

Now, ask yourself,”Do I read?”. Then ask yourself again,”Do I REALLY read?” Two self-prodded questions will obtain two different answers though it SOUNDS almost the same. Be honest with yourself.

Now, ask yourself again,”Do I want my little ones to read? Do I REALLY want my little ones to REALLY read?”

If the answer is positive, read on my chat or else just go blog-hop to others. My chat onwards specifically to those who want their loved little ones to LOVE BOOKS & LOVE READING.
Disclaimer :- Purposely for sharing, not to show-off or being paid for review.

It happened to me that few people did asked what types of books is suitable for their child. I came across as well in forums & blogs, parents are unsure on how to read to their child & how to make their child love reading. You can pick some guidelines from my previous ‘chat’ which I had covered about reading to baby & toddler, then I shared some techniques to instill a love of reading & latest was reading to preschooler. I did chat about my books collections too in general. Perhaps a comprehensive show & tell of what types of books available for children can provide some insights to you.

I will chat randomly, but the suitability, you have to decide. If there is any more Qs, bring it on. Here we go.

1. Cloth book


2. Baby-sized board book


3) Lift-the-flap book

4) Funny-shaped book


5) Pop-Up (3-D) Book

6) Electronic book (Book with sound)

7) Floaty book (Bath-time book)
– Adding fun during bath-time! One made from durable plastic & the other made from foam-like material.

8) Activity book
– The one that we have is Jigsaw Puzzle book. I’ve been thinking to add Wipe-Off book for my boys.

9) Create Your Own book
– Specially made for our 1stborn, Hanafi. Obtained it from a good friend of mine who is doing this type of service business.

10) Multi-purpose book
– I, myself simply love this. Purchased it for Hanafi, now it last to Hambali. It’s like a toy-book!

It can be hung like at the stroller, carseat, crib & baby cot. Here I just hang it at the door (for snap-pics only)

It can be chew too! See the 4 corners of the book with different textures & colours? It’s good for baby that is in teething stage.

It is also touch & feel book. Can you see the cute little butterfly? It is also in contrast colour black & white, cater for newborn eyesight.


11) Captivating illustration & typeface book

12) Just ‘ERIC CARLEs”
– My Favourite Among All. Just look & you will know why

Get the Rhyme book (I adore Dr Seuss), The Big Size Book (Storyteller like to use this), Sticker Book & plenty more. Scrapbooking is also an ‘in’ thing nowadays & one of the activities you can do with your child.

By now you can see that there’s HUGE varieties of books available for children. Just take your pick. Well, I don’t think I have cover the whole topic of types of book & for sure I miss the other types. Rest assured, I will update this topic from time to time.

You don’t even have to spend a fortune to varies your books collection. I’m a firm believer of ‘Frugalicious‘, so I am always on the lookout for Book Sales, Book Exhibition, 2nd-hand books shops via brick & mortar as well as those onlines & even in Book Section at HyperMart like Giant & Tesco, you’ll be surprised! 😛 (mataku cepat nampak buku2 ni :>)…Make the effort & it guarantees that you will find many treasures just in books alone.

Make books available everywhere, like me, we stock up 4 to 5 of baby Hambali’s books in the car & I’ll remind his big brother Hanafi to bring 2 to 3 books in his bag so that he will get himself occupied if there’s no other activity when we’rw out & about.

If you ask me to choose between book or toy for MyBoys, without hesitation, I will answer BOOK.

Happy World Book Day!

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April 22, 2009 - Posted by | Early Childhood Education, Hanz in Reading, Homeschooling, Parenting in General

16 Comments »

  1. tak sempat bc ur post… but already drooling over the pics of ur books!

    Comment by Hanim | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. Wahhh… Byk betul your books (for kids) collections! Kalau saya jadi your kiddies pon, sure teruja nak membaca… ekeke…

    Comment by ar.nie | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. wow.. hanz.. banyaknya…bestnyaa…where u bought those books?

    Comment by nadnye | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. Ha! I belum siap publish sudah ada comment? Eih, baca abis2 dulu. He, he.

    Comment by Hanz | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  5. hehe… i tgk gambar dulu…patients dah kurang baru bc words hahaha.I ada pop up, board, cloth, electronic books. haritu nak beli flip books, tp tak sempat browse habis LO sudah cranky *aisey.I don’t know if the books are for myself, or for Arianna heheh

    Comment by Hanim | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  6. mnariknye tgk buku2 nih..ni wat semangat nak bli buku tuk bb nih!

    Comment by MUNIRA | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  7. Arnie, :>Nadnye, please look under my Shopping Spree (oh, oh,…)Hanim, books is for them & for us. Because we still need to read to them. Kalau buku boring, kita pun tak berselera, apatah lagi budak2, kan?Munira, sila, sila… ;P

    Comment by Hanz | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  8. Hanz dear..your boys are a lucky bunch! Betul kan, zaman skrg ni memang takde excuse lagi dah..just look at your collection of children’s books!!! Ada bath-time book lagi!I pun selalu pilih books dari toys. Tapi kdg2 tu pilih jugak lah toys 😀

    Comment by SOHO Mama | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  9. Millie, if only zaman kita ada buku2 cam ni, kan best? Buku yg simple pun I dah minat inikan pulak pelbagai bentuk! Ntah apalah jadik kat I agaknya? Mungkin jadi writer & illustrator kot? He,he..Bertuahnya bebudak skarang…hu,hu..

    Comment by Hanz | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  10. wah..u invested so much for your boy ah? i have not been reading for myself, except blogs..HAHAHA….

    Comment by Mummy to QiQi | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  11. Chin Nee, welcome here. Waahh, u got so many blogs that make me confuse u with someone else. :PThe next thing u know, your twins will be reading blogs too! LOL! Internet reading can be considered reading, right? ;P

    Comment by Hanz | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  12. Hanz.. always made me TERUJA..

    Comment by nadnye | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  13. gud info hanz. as for me, selalu confused which books patut beli. end up, beli mana yg diyakini baguz untuk my kids. 😉

    Comment by nelcyndana | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  14. Wow, you really have lots of books!

    Comment by Bonnie | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  15. salam Hanz,wah banyak nyer buku anak2 dia.. fikri do loves book, tp ANis is the kind with aktiviti koyak buku.. so now, fikri love to flip thru my old magazines.. even gila2, hahah.. selalu nya dia tertarik dgn gambar la.. so i just guide thru on the foto.. sejak tak kerja ni, kakyong guna semua resource yg ade dirumah.. nak beli buku baru, ayahnye tak nak sbb anis dah byk koyakkan buku.. huhuhhh…

    Comment by kakyong | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  16. Nadnye…ikut yg baik jer tau. he, heNelcy, thanks..Bonnie, that is only 1/2 of itKakyong, board book, cloth book & plastic book should be given to baby & toddler, bukan kertas..& baby & toddler x boleh biarkan bersendirian ngan buku2 itu kena parents bacakan. Baby Hambali dah selongkar bakul magazine & dah banyak jadi mangsa dia! :>. Buku yg kami expose kat dia buku2 cam dalam chat tulah except jigsaw puzzle book tu.

    Comment by Hanz | April 24, 2009 | Reply


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