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♥ February 17th, 2012 , Tags : Childhood, Childrens, Classics, Complete, Favorites, MustRead, These, Without , Comments Off
The love of reading has to start with loving the stories you are read when you are very young. So let’s start there! It has been said you can read anything to a baby or very young child and it doesn’t matter what it is, well I say it does matter. I believe even the young can Bewerbung tell the difference between Peter Rabbit and a news article, if you don’t believe me try it for yourself. While we are on the subject of Peter Rabbit by Beatrice Potter, that is a great start to childhood classics, it has adventure, intrigue, and some serious life lessons all rolled up into one great story.
Then there is Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, he’s not just a bunch of fluff and stuff, he actually is a good example of lasting friendship and imagination. Pooh have been friends with Rabbit, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo for years and years. They have gone on many imaginary adventures together and I believe this can help inspire young minds to use their imaginations as well.
As our little ones grow up of course they will want more grown up stories. There are many really good books for young readers to read or to be read to. I think no childhood should pass without reading The Box Car Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. This is a great story and a great example for young people and might help young ones discover they can do a lot more to fend for themselves than they thought they could hire the orange county wedding photographers.
♥ October 25th, 2011 , Tags : Books, Children , Comments Off
One experience that all your children should get, is a story read to them when they go to sleep. This is a soothing experience that will help them calm down and go to sleep but it is also a key ingredient in their mental development as they start to learn how to have abstract thought. This means at a simple level, imagining things and creating images in their heads. Television can’t do this as everything is fed to them, leaving their brain with nothing to do but stare and absorb.
So when bedtime comes around, what sort of stories should you be telling your kids? Gripping suspense thrillers? Gothic horrors?
One of the best places to start is with a fairy tale. These stories have proven over the years to be great places for children to start their journey into webhosting stories as they move on from baby books. Stories like Cinderella, Snow White, The Princess and the Pea and the Wizard of Oz are all fantasy stories that have a wide array of dragons, and maidens and heroes and villains that are perfect for teaching your child about right and wrong and to prepare their heads for understanding more advanced stories as they get older.
Books by authors such as Enid Blyton or J K Rowling are excellent bed time stories for children as they offer young children an adventure which they can relate to as the protagonists are about their age. Both Harry and the children in Enid Blyton stories go on adventures ranging and elaborate to simple and noble but the main point is that they something your kids will enjoy imagining they are taking part in.