Our role as grandparents, parents, teachers childminders, or animators is not to help our children to understand life? Throughout their childhood, they experience life, human relationships, and the world around them. But, they live these experiences with more or less ease, without always understanding the stakes and the importance of what they teach them. Indeed, children’s literature is full of books dealing with various themes, to understand, philosophize or even identify emotions.
Philosophize With Your Child
At any age, a child is able to philosophize, to hear the ideas of others, to build themselves, and to give their own opinion. They will also understand that their opinion is not fixed and that their ideas can evolve according to the knowledge. that he acquires. In addition, he will gradually integrate the notions of good and evil, justice and injustice in order to establish his own way of reading the world. These books will be those that address major themes such as racism, tolerance, respect, friendship, love, poverty… in short: books for understanding the world and philosophizing
Talk About A Problem They Are Having
These events that we adults often deem trivial, take an important place in the lives of our children. Thanks to the characters from the books (or cartoons for that matter), our children can decenter themselves and gain perspective on what they are going through, which in itself is already a wonderful help! In addition, books allow us to initiate the conversation without rushing the child who sometimes wants to keep his concerns secret. Indeed, to spare us, or sometimes out of shame or modesty, our children keep their problems quiet ., and the older they get, the more they tend to hide their concerns. I will therefore also offer you in this section books to understand the problems.
To Put Words And Images On Emotions
Certain events experienced, certain changes in the lives of our children, or more simply the vagaries of everyday life provoke strong emotions on which our children find it difficult to put words. Indeed, emotions are the hardest thing for our children to grasp and describe. Many books address emotions and allow you to discuss them together: jealousy, fear, joy, sadness, anger, boredom, love.
So from now on, I am sending you a first book to talk about friendship and difference: Petit Bleu and Petit Jaune.