The purpose of children’s literature cannot overemphasize despite the fact that in the modern world where we live now, most children are no longer interested in reading a book unless they are compelled to do so either in school or at home.
Despite being compelled, some children still see reading as a form of punishment.
One major reason why children no longer take interest in reading is due to their attachment to their video games.
In this article, you will discover 3 major purposes of children’s literature so that you can use this tool to aid the development of your child.
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1. Foster communication
One of the biggest purposes of children’s literature is to foster a relationship between the parent and their child.
Most children are always fascinated with the stories that are associated with the images that they see in their picture books. Hence, as a parent, this creates the opportunity for you to encourage your child to put his imagination to good use and thus, connect with his surroundings. Also, by reading the story to your child, it creates an avenue for you to bond more with him.
2. Character development
Since most of these books are written based on the themes that they can relate with, as your child reads these literature books, he starts to have a deeper understanding of issues that may be bordering his mind but which he can’t express to you his parent.
The truth is there are some questions and concerns your child may have but which you may never think of dealing with. But the books they read can help them to address such fears.
3. Develop better composition and writing skills
It is a proven fact that the more you read the more you are able to differentiate between quality writing and inferior writing. This is also applicable to children.
If your child is exposed to good literature books, he will start putting what he has read to practice naturally when he starts to write.
4. Interaction with other children
This mainly involves using the power of the internet.
Once your child can read and write, you can start exposing him to children’s websites that promote children’s literature.
These websites are also a source interaction between children since they create children’s contest, allow each child to suggest books for other children or most especially the books they have read which they like.
Apart from being a source of interaction for children, these websites also provide the children with the platform to express their creative abilities. They do these by providing instructional guides on how children can start writing imaginatively.
You just learned how to the purpose of literature for children. And now the next thing you need to do is apply what you’ve learned so that you can
Start helping your child to develop better character, writing and communication skills. But remember, you don’t need to have a degree in parenting before you can get started.
You don’t need the permission of your grandpa or grandma to get started. You don’t even need to wait until tomorrow before you can get started.
And that’s because you now have everything you need to help your child develop a greater interest in literature.
So go ahead and get started right now, because the sooner you get started, the sooner you start seeing the desired results!