When I was younger, I always thought of fairy tales as mere entertainment, but there is far more to it than that. There are some real benefits to adding these to the daily life of a child. Here are some of the reasons for you to read them with your child on a regular basis.
One thing that I love about myself is the fact that I have a great imagination. Everyone does not have one and I believe that it is something that starts when we are children. When you hear stories about fairies, monsters and princesses, you get lost in a world of make believe and you start to fantasize about what it would be like to live there. By reading fairy tales at a young age, you will foster a healthy does of imagination that can help them later in life.
Closeness between parents and children is great. By taking a fairy tale book into your child’s room every night and reading it with them, you will form a bond that will last a lifetime. Even when they are older and have children of their own, they will remember all of those moments that they had with you.
Many fairy tales have life lessons and reading them to your children can teach them morals quite early. Things like honesty, kindness and curiosity are all things that can be learned by reading all of these stories. While you have to teach your kids this type of stuff generally, it is a good idea to use this as a starting point.
As you can probably tell by now, there are some good reasons to make fairy tales a big part of your child’s life. From teaching them life lessons to strengthening your bond, there are solid advantages to this.