Children’s Bibliotherapy—Your Child’s Earliest Education
You’re the new parent on the block, and it’s time to get your growing toddler into the swing of social things. How can you be sure that your child’s mind will be nourished to its best at its earliest? Feed your children stories!
The act of emotionally educating kids through the use of books is called bibliotherapy. Here are three reasons why bibliotherapy is vital to your child’s complete growth.
Stories Make Us Who We Are
From homespun tales to timeless books, stories are the first point of contact for your child’s mind. Stories give him exemplary building blocks for shaping his reactions—emotional and physical—to the world he lives in.
First Impressions Last a Lifetime
No matter how hard you try to avoid them, your happy toddler is going to encounter some difficulties as she grows up. One way to give her ways to cope is by reading stories to her. The characters and stories in books teach her to see the world and her emotions without fear and give her great options for how to respond to good and bad circumstances. These small boosts of emotional insight could last for the rest of your child’s life.
Books Build Emotional IQ
Emotional education right out the gate rounds out your child’s overall health. Books can help your child address feelings that he may be too young to put into words at preschool age. When you read stories with your kid, you’re helping him understand himself and other kids and the grown-ups around him.
At Mt. Elizabeth, we read over 500 meticulously selected books to each child, each year. In addition, our onsite library has a collection with over 5000 titles that families are encouraged to check out and take home. Many of our books offer relatable emotional insight for preschool kids of varying ages. With these valuable tools at the ready for eager and growing minds, the children who spend their days in our care can grow the strong roots they need so they can face the world in healthy, positive ways.