Reading is a fantastic way to bond with kids of all ages. Child experts advocate reading a good book to a young child each day. It is usually done before a child goes to sleep. It is an excellent way to end the day as it leaves the kid’s imagination flowing with wonderful thoughts. Also, reading books to children aloud can help nurture creativity and develop vocabulary and reading skills. Kids are curious beings and they love to hear new stories, see beautiful pictures and illustrations. Parents use books to help their children develop good character traits like courage, kindness and obedience.
Story Telling Books Form Character
Stories have been an important part of man’s life. In the past, stories were passed on by word of mouth. Now, there are so many kinds of books obtainable, thanks to the invention of the printing press in 1440. Story telling books today ranges from fairy tales, princess and prince books, fables, parables, folklore and so on. Millions of parents around the globe still use these story books to teach moral lessons to their little ones. Goldilocks and the three bears and Little Red Riding Hood are two of the most common books of all time. These books teach kids different principles which are pertinent to all aspects of life. Goldilocks and the three bears talks about respect of others property and solitude. Little Red Riding Hood, on the other hand warns children of the danger of talking to strangers.
Fables And Parables
Parables show life lessons and instructive principles. The Bible’s New Testament provides various parables that Jesus taught himself while he is still on earth. One of the most significant parables in the bible is the Prodigal Son, which teaches about the love of the Father to his children. Fables, on the other hand, are very much like a parable but the difference is that it uses animals in the story. Aesop is credited for a number of popular fables today. Therefore, the name Aesop’s Fables came about and became a common household name. Aesop, according to research was Greek slave and story-teller believed to have lived between 620 and 560 BCE. Some of his famous stories are “The Dog and the Wolf”, which teaches the importance of being free, “The Bear and the Two Travelers” which talks about sincerity of friends.
Evolution Of Books
For years, books have greatly evolved. Books have been part of children’s bedtime habit. Kids anticipate expectantly the first page of the book that their parents will read to them. Each book has a new story to tell. Kids are intrigued to see how each story will end. Will the princess meet his prince charming? Will the frog turn to a handsome prince? Then again, there are households wherein kids are no longer accustomed to reading books. More parents and educators rely on the power of the internet to teach young minds to explore. Yes, having educational other educational materials and gadgets around the house is good. Then again, it is refreshing to see kids enjoying reading books. Definitely, the experience of feeling the hard covers of the book and the crisp turning of pages is different from just clicking on pages.
Although, books have evolved in style and form, it is still very relevant today. Parents and educators alike still use books as part of instruction and grounding materials for development of moral and character to children.