3 Reasons Why You Should Give Children’s Books as Gifts
Books come in all shapes and sizes, and they are created by authors, illustrators and publicists who have a passion for literature.
Children’s books, in particular, are carefully crafted to appeal to young minds and hearts.
Many children are inundated with toys. Their rooms are becoming overrun by piles of plastic which has a short use-by date; falling out of fashion quickly. As well, toys break and are soon replaced by the next one.
Books, on the other hand, are kept and treasured by most people.
In Can sharing stories and books change a child’s life? We looked at how important it is to engender a love of reading in children.
Following on from there here are 3 reasons why you should consider giving books as gifts to the children in your world.
1. Books are treasured and kept for life
A book is a treasured gift. Many people hold on to their childhood books.
The old, yellowed and tattered pages remind them of their younger days, of a time of innocence and happiness.
What is hidden on those pages that is so thrilling that they can’t be thrown away?
They certainly have a charm and mystery all their own.
2. Books are made to be shared
While reading is a solitary pursuit we love to talk about and share the books we’ve read.
Such is the power and allure of books you want to share them with your friends and family.
When you buy books for your children you can share the stories too.
You can read to them or have them read to you, and you can also take turns at reading chapters.
3. Sharing books creates fantastic memories
When you share a book with a child you are connecting on a deep level. While you are reading the book, you are experiencing a shared moment.
You both approach the books as equals – neither of you know what lies within the pages or what adventures you are going to share.
You can marvel at the twists and turns in the plot together then laugh, cry and get angry at the characters together.
Books are a wonderful way to open the door of magic and wonder with the children in your life.
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