Reading a book with children creates a unique warm emotional bond that will help children to want to read for themselves, and that bond will last a lifetime.
Books help children develop their imagination, foster basic language skills and profoundly expand their vocabularies—something that cannot be done with any other media.
Books are interactive in that they demand that children think for themselves, and to grasp new original ideas. It doesn’t matter whether the book is fact or fiction- the result is the same.
A book has no laugh soundtrack or music that emotionally primes a reaction. You alone decide what you think about a book and its’ contents, and any pictures conjured up in imagination can be very different to the images of others reading the same story.
Pictures and words, in books, introduce young children to the world of art and literature. Novels and non-fiction books both stimulate sensory awareness, helping them to see, hear, taste, feel, and smell on an imagined level. Books inform our imaginations, inspiring creativity.
Books give an opportunity to experience something in their imaginations before it happens to them in real life and help prepare them for their next stage of maturity in a grown-up world.
Books help children to move beyond self-absorption and connect to other people. They show us the inner workings of multiple perspectives and let us know there is more than one way to view the world. Books build connections and broaden our capacity to empathize, helping them to understand others and help children become more compassionate.
Books help them to chart their own moral and ethical course, helping them to reflect on right and wrong, good and evil.
Books both answer questions and create questions. And being read a book by an adult nurtures an interest in books which they probably would never have read themselves, with memories leading them to want to read more of that type of book, in time, by themselves.
Books inform us all about other people, other countries, other customs and cultures, helping to teach ourselves about history, the arts, science, religion, nature, mathematics, and technology in our universe and beyond.
Books entertain and offer a great escape. They make us laugh and giggle.
Our range of books are specially chosen for children, but we also have a number of books for adults too, so don’t feel left out!
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