There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." - Jacqueline Kennedy
Parenting a child is a gradual process; it marks the inception of your child's thought process and life-long habits. Introducing your child to the world of books can be a great idea to start shaping you young one's mind. At a tender age when the young minds are like a blank canvass, good books can be the best facilitators to inspire and educate your kids.
Inspirational stories are the ones that help in creating beliefs and values in the minds of children. Not necessarily didactic in nature, they teach your children the importance of values like honesty, bravery and hard work through fictional or non-fictional stories. They are ideal for children to make the transition from picture books to text without pictures.
Famous Inspirational Short Stories for Children
Grimm's Fairy Tales
These may hold partially inspirational stories, which grew rapidly in fame during World War II, where children were encouraged to read fairy tales if nothing else. The stories are quite intriguing and will have any child loving the tales spun by the Brothers Grimm.
Aesop's fables are best known for the morals that they imbibe in young minds. Simple and easy to understand stories that send a clear and sound message while creating an awareness about basic human values. A must read for your kids and young adults alike. Stories that are quite popular from these books are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs, The Wolf and the Crane, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
Chicken Soup for the Little Souls
If you are looking for a collection of meaningful short stories supplemented by vibrant pictures, Chicken Soup for the Little Souls is an apt selection for kids. It includes a wider variety of stories written by numerous authors with short true stories that inspire and allow kids to be more in touch with their emotions.
How Inspirational Stories Influence Kids
Reading inspirational short stories will benefit children in a number of ways. Here are just some of the basic things that children will grasp from these stories:
Basic Values and Morals
All the inspirational stories from children's literature are enriched with ample morals and values. At a young age children tend to grasp ideas very quickly. Providing your children with beautiful inspirational stories is providing them good food for thought.
Inspiration Creates Aspiration
When kids read inspirational stories, they admire and idolize the characters from the book which are portrayed as brave, honest and respectable in every way. Kids tend to have bigger and nobler aspirations if they get inspired.
Building Upon the Habit of Reading
In spite of the fact that inspirational stories will shape up your kids' opinions in a positive way, they will cultivate a love for reading. Reading is one of the best habits one can acquire during childhood since, to read is to learn, experience and grow.
Children's literature might be synonymous with fun and pictures, but most of all it is about helping your child grow. Be sure to provide kids with these reads to give them a fun and enriching learning experience.