Imagine having a child that is down to do everything; and, with everything, meaning all the things that come to his mind. It would be fun but stressful at the same time. The fickleness of his mind, activeness of his body, and shortness of his attention make parenting a little bit too hard. If you want to keep them entertained but learning at the same time, introduce them to books — specifically fantasy books!
Reading cam definitely brings them a bunch of amazing benefits. All you need is to be there to guide them in their reading journey and make sure that they understand every event in the story. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, A Wrinkle in Time, Matilda in Scots by Roald Dahl, The Song of Solomon the Snail, and Lizzie and Leopold are some of the best books that your kids should check out. There are really so many perks and learning that this type of book gives. But, if you are still wondering how reading fantasy books can help your children; here’s how.
They widen their imagination
Molding and developing your imagination is important, especially in kids. When your start engaging them with fantasy stories, they can start experiencing a whole new world full of magic and beauty; thus, making them generates their imagination a lot better. Their imaginative mind can influence their actions and creativity. As a result, the kids will be more enthusiastic and creative after reading the tales. Imagination enables the children, and even you, to discover the boundaries of the real world and surroundings to a realm of dreams that showcases creativity and fantasy.
They keep them entertained
Again, kids are full of so much energy and enthusiasm. The purity of their hearts and minds keeps them from controlling their actions and continue minding their own business. But, sometimes, too many physical activities might become unhealthy and bad for them. By introducing them to reading, you can keep them entertained and learning at the same time. Fantasy books do not only feature awesome environments but also cool characters. There are wide arrays of magical creatures and fantastic beings that can surely amaze the kids, put their imagination to work, and experience the fun.
They teach them valuable lessons
You may think that fantasy books only offer fun and magic. But, little did you know that behind those surreal and extraordinary things are valuable and significant lessons these stories try to teach to kids. Books teach readers a wide array of learning that they can bring into their journey through life. With the help of the extraordinarily beautiful tales, children will start to know, appreciate, and manifest kindness, bravery, gratitude, faith, politeness, honesty, and more. There are just so much values and substance that fantasy books convey, which make them more captivating and engaging.
They help develop their skills and abilities
Skills and abilities are important in this lifetime. If you don’t harness your skills and talents, you will never survive this harsh world. By reading fantasy, the kids might discover their hidden talents. The more they read, the more they become motivated to develop their skills. There are also instances that the kids are already starting to improve their abilities without them knowing it. A great example is communication, reading stories at such a young age can greatly improve the kid’s verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Listening abilities and vocabulary are also being developed, which are definitely beneficial as they grow older.
They ignite more inspiration
Fantasy is not only about enchanted, amazing, and supernatural tales that fascinate every kid from different corners of the world. These stories also do not only bring essential lessons but also ignite more inspiration to the readers. Kids love to dream; and, because of their fickle and innocent minds, they tend to change their aspirations in life easily. Reading fantasy might inspire them to look up and follow the same footsteps of the characters in the stories. For example, the inspiring story of Harry Potter who fought his way to protect his school, friends, and everyone in the wizarding world. The bravery, cleverness, and hard work of Harry motivates every kid to do the same.