Why are stories important?
I write stories for kids, and hopefully their amazing adults will find them entertaining, too. Every child deserves to feel worthy of love and acceptance, empowered to make sound choices, and confident that they can cope with whatever life brings them.
Great stories can empower kids, spark their imagination, and allow them to see the world in so many different ways.
Kids are naturally talented at visualizing everything. When they read, watch or play out stories, they’re actually rehearsing “real life”. When they identify with characters — good, grey-zone or “bad” — it helps them realize who they are, how they interact with the world and why, and they can find the strength to deal with almost anything.
As members of the human race, we have always used legends, myths and our own family history to teach our young generations about our values and ideals. It’s a natural way to prepare our offspring for adulthood and independence so they can go out there and conquer the world.
As parents, we can use stories to have fun, deep, serious, sad and happy conversations with our kids about life, the universe and everything. When we read and talk with them, we can really get to know these imaginative creatures we have been lucky enough to borrow for a while — and maybe ourselves — a little better. When they ask all the questions we have long forgotten or taken for granted, we get the chance to see the world through a child’s eyes again. Only this time with all the experience that comes from being a grown-up.
How awesome is that?
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