October 2017

The Effects of Children’s Literature on Your Child’s Morals

Children are often drawn to picture books with the colorful covers or funny characters, but can the words on the interior pages help shape kids into the person they will ultimately become? Many would respond with an overwhelming “yes”! Parents and teachers alike oftentimes turn to fictional children’s literature to teach their child a lesson, whether it be how to use the potty or the nitty gritty details of puberty. Professionals would call this bibliotherapy, a term coined by Samuel Crothers in 1916 but a concept that dates back to Ancient Egypt. Bibliotherapy is a form of therapy that uses reading...

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