As a child I loved to read. So it came as a shock, when I realised my son found reading a challenge. I don’t really remember learning how to read, but I assumed my children would have no problems learning to read themselves. Now I know there are a myriad of different learning styles and not all of them take to reading easily.
The Ingredients of a Children’s Book
What are the right characteristics for a children’s book that a child cannot put down? There are some tried and true favourites that most children like, but once they have read those, what then?
Think about the characteristics of the books that you love. Are the books dry, witty, dark? Children have particular tastes and interests that match categories like that too, and every child’s tastes will be slightly different. However these tastes do not necessarily map to traditional book categories.
Founder, UX Design & Research
Meena is a multi-award-winning Experience Designer and Researcher focussed on children and families. Her career as a maker and product innovator has spanned the realms of storytelling, games development and science, most recently working with world leading engineers at CSIRO’s Data 61. She has led research, idea development and production within teams at the Australia Broadcast Corporation (ABC) including development of the much-loved ABC Play School apps for iPad and the AACTA award-winning 3D online documentary, Gallipoli the First Day.
Product Lead and Strategy
Caroline has a wealth of experience in content development and digital production. She was lead product manager on Early Learning STEM Australia where she produced STEM apps for children, families and educators. She has created products for ABC Commercial and ABC Innovation. Some titles include Active Memory and Happy People, iView/iPad, and Bananas in Pyjamas. Notable awards include “Best of iTunes store in kids and education” and AMIA.