Technology has changed the way adults look at life and children are not far behind! The love for books or the printed word is slowly declining and is being replaced by electronic tablets where accessing a book from the net is far more easier than visiting a library, whereby unwinding and taking the time off to browse through all our favorite authors has now become a tedious task.
My tryst with books has been a long journey and I was searching for a good series of books for my friend’s children, and my search ended when upon a colleague’s recommendation I carefully browsed through the ‘Wordsmith Expression Series’ in English for Grades 1-5.
The ‘Wordsmith Expressions Series’ is a wonderful set of books exploring the world of English literature. This set of series is well suited for school going children. Well written, thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated and crisply edited the books offer a lot of games and thought provoking activities to our young readers bringing out their hidden talents. The authors have used simple, lucid and easy to understand English which makes the stories and poems very enjoyable.
Every parent keenly interested in developing their child’s love for books must take a serious look at the ‘Wordsmith Expressions Series’. As responsible adults it is up to us to create an environment conducive to reading and arouse curiosity in our children. The ‘Wordsmith Expressions Series’ through its stories and poems offers its young readers to gradually build their vocabulary. From simple words in Grades 1&2 to more complex words, syllables and sentences in Grades 3, 4 &5.
While the stories in Grades 1 & 2 are simple and enjoyable but the stories in Grades 3, 4 & 5 are peppered with a lot of wit and humor which will ensure that the young readers have a good time reading the books. The author of the ‘Wordsmith Expressions Series’ has written well thought out poems for our readers. The poems are lyrical, lilting as well as musical to the ears. Some poems are thought provoking also to the readers.
The games on word maze or discovering words on the alphabet grid makes the child think for himself. This not only improves his vocabulary but he can also use difficult words with ease in his daily conversation.
All in all the ‘Wordsmith Expressions Series’ was an enjoyable read. Just as I have enjoyed the entire ‘Expressions Series’, I hope our young readers and their parents find the books not only stimulating but also inspiring for their children.
Last but not the least the ‘Wordsmith Expressions Series’ aims at developing all the four skills (listening, speaking, reading &writing) in the English Language in children. This wonderful set of series brought out by Wordsmith Publications is a timeless legacy to be cherished.