As the children's book economy shifts from gatekeeper to an on-demand economy, how do you help children to make good choices? First step: learn what they want.
The simple fact is that power-base of the children’s book economy is quickly shifting away from “gatekeepers” — parents and grandparents — to an “on demand” economy, in which children require more and more choice from those who make reading and interactive materials accessible to them.
Of course, as any parent knows, offering a child too many choices can result in stress for the child. So in this context it is important to remember that proper parental curation remains key.
So how much choice in books should you give a child? How do you empower them properly?