Reading is an essential activity that plays a great role on our development. In our early stages, we were introduced to books that contain stories relevant to our age — children’s literature in particular. Although we haven’t really unleashed our skills to read and comprehend, children’s books have their own simple ways of helping us understand their stories, keeping us entertained, and making us learn. Reading truly molds us to hone our skills and become a wiser person.
Since we develop our reading skills while we are kids, being exposed to children’s books would be a great help. Oscar the Mighty Crab by Penny Higgins, The Song of Solomon the Snail by Caroleann Rice, and A Kids Life: Loving, Learning, Growing by Alana Konieczka are some of the best books that kids should never miss reading. But, are there any concrete reasons why readers should explore and read children’s books no matter how old we get? Here are the reasons why.
The stories are simple yet meaningful
Children’s books feature tales with a simple plot and language. Because even if the authors know that their books can also be read by bookworms beyond its set age range, they know that using complex storyline, language, and other writing techniques and story elements may compromise the gist and essence of their work. Authors of this genre make use of the opportunity to create surprisingly great tales that can transcend and teach one generation to another with their ability to insert strong and important central messages on their stories.
Take for example The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, it is written in the form of rhymes that can be easily understood by kids. But, if you take a closer look into its theme, it unexpectedly teaches the readers to care for the environment and be aware of how the changes are affecting Mother Nature.
The books improve your communication skills
Communication skill is an integral part of an individual’s skill set. There are many perks that will blossom when you start developing both your oral and written communication abilities. Reading books at such a young age can help you and other kids to gather and organize your thoughts before expressing them either through verbal or nonverbal communication. On your reading journey, you can also encounter highfalutin or unfamiliar words, which you can look up the meaning and apply it to your writings or conversations moving forward.
Additionally, there are also children’s books written to teach kids to communicate. Some great examples are Telephone by Mac Barnett, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, and Don’t Forget the Bacon by Pat Hutchins.
The tales remind you of important things in the world
In this fast-paced world, nothing is constant but change and progress. There are already different improvements in the society when it comes to the different fields and industries, making the world a much better and convenient place to live in. However, the value and essence of the little and simple things tend to diminish because people starts to seek for grander perhaps and achievements. As a result, there is a tight competition that many desire to conquer.
Children’s books exist to remind everyone about the significant aspects in the world that we somehow forgot or overlooked due to the drive of achieving success. Some of these are abstract factors that play great roles in restoring humanity and making us feel more human, such as love, kindness, faith, gratitude, patience, happiness, innocence, little victories, and more. There are truly amazing things that children’s novels instill to us.
The stories enhance your creativity and imagination
Another remarkable reason why you should read books that are intended for kids is because they have the ability to generate our imagination and creativity. Authors know how young and pure the minds of kids can become; hence, they try to help mold their thinking and perspectives gradually so that they become more knowledgeable and ready to face the world and unleash their skills. There are many fun and exciting stories that really boost the enthusiasm and imagination of the readers that leads to the enhancement of their creativity. Therefore, children’s books are really powerful, amazing, and worth reading.