Practical and Helpful Tips: Parenting
A minority of people perceive that bedtime stories are usually to induce sleep to children.There is some truth in it but it is always the end product. The need to put food in the table has made modern day parents miss the chance of forming a bond with their children. The problem really lies on ignorance and laziness. Nothing would provide a more soothing effect like a bedtime story to a child on their comfortable bed. It is like the happily ever after in any tale. It is more joyous when the one reciting is a parent. The importance of exposing your young ones to bedtime stories include;
o Improve the child’s imagination
Televisions were developed after radios were already in place. This was probably the true image of a parent reciting a bedtime story to a child.It was pure narration only where the listener would have to create images in his head which were only just but an imagination of the things heard. This is the same logic to mother reciting the novel of Snow white and the seven dwarfs to her daughter.The child would then have the challenge of visualizing how a dwarf would look like especially after being told a dwarf is an extremely short person that can never get taller than one meter.Such imaginations were the basis of learning.
o Sharpening the levels of vocabulary and oratory skills.
A child takes after the ways if his mentor. A child will tend to use the same language the parent uses while reading his favorite bedtime story.
o Helps to develop the bond between the child and parent
Gifts are perceived as the easiest way of pleasing a child in modern times.Some would go to the extent of claiming bedtime stories are passed with time.However, in reality this bedtime stories open ups your child to you, makes her feel like you are both a friend and a comforter.A child who has been raised with the habit of bedtime stories will never hesitate to share out their problems.
o They make the child feel a sense of comfort and feel free
Most kids would always associate bedtime stories with unconditional love, peace, comfort, sooth, cuddles, and happiness.The best way of making a child free from distraction or stress is by providing all the elements mentioned above.The most immediate benefit from a calm mind in a child is great concentration.This concentration will prove handy in his class work and help the child focus more on his studies. It is no doubt that bedtime stories are essential to a child. Parents should not deny their children the chance of bedtime stories before they sleep.