While "the day I found out I needed glasses" is unlikely to appear on any child's list of favorite memories, glasses have a majory positive impact on a child's life! For example, poor vision can make otherwise fun activities stressful. For children with nearsightedness (or myopia), reading can pose a real challenge. Instead of getting lost in their favorite story, they get lost in frustration. If your child is nearsighted and needs glasses to read, getting them glasses is a must! Once they have reading glasses (which can be from any number of exciting designer brands), they'll be ready to hit the books!
Scholastic.com compiled the "100 Greatest Books for Kids." Here are a few selections from that list that we think your child should look into:
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a beloved book for children and adults. A touching story featuring a pig, a girl, and a spider, it is a great book for a summer day that provides readers with an inspirational message.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is an excellent read for any age and is the first in a longer series. Once your child picks the first book up, it's likely they'll want to read the rest. That opens up the entire Harry Potter Universe!
Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess may seem like an overly simple read. True, it's not very long. But it is extremely clever. Children of all ages can enjoy Dr. Suess's mastery of wordplay and there are fun illustrations to match!
Intended for slightly older readers (11+), The Giver has been a mainstay of school reading lists for several years. Written in 1993 by Lois Lowry, The Giver is about a dystopia disguised as a utopia. Your child will be unable to put this book of twists and turns down.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid has become a minor cultural phenomenon. Even if you see the movie, make sure that your child reads the book. It's a relatable and well-illustrated tale for all kids. It's the perfect tale for an overcast day in the summer months.
Animalia is an alphabet-and-animals book that relies on alliteration for effect. It's an excellent way for your child to improve vocabularly, while learning about the animal kingdom. There are poems and impressive illustrations on every page!
Check out the full list for more ideas! Whatever page-turner you end up grabbing is the right one! With glasses, your child will be able to see the words clearly and can be transported to a different world. Reading is a great pasttime and its made possibly by healthy vision. Grab those designer reading glasses and dive into those books!