There is a very faithful and enriching friend that many children have not yet come to know: the reading. Normally, we associate the action of reading only with books, but there are other options that we can also consider for children and that, at times, can be even more attractive. Has your child tried to read comics? When children read comics they travel just turn the page, practice their linguistic skills, improve their attention span …
Why relegate, then, comics to the background? It’s just about changing the ” Once upon a time … “by the onomatopoeias, the dialogues by sandwiches or clouds, the paragraphs by the text boxes … It sounds tempting, right? Surely for your son too.
The benefits of children reading comics
Children can read comics from any age; you just have to find the right book for your years. When we expose children to more complex comics than they can cover, there is a risk that they will move away from them, because they do not understand them. Therefore, so that the little ones can take advantage of all the benefits of comics , we should look for those adapted to their age.
one. Comics encourage the habit of reading
Many children find it hard to pick up a book and start reading, because they have not managed to create a reading habit. However, they are much more tempted to let themselves be carried away by the cartoons of the comics. Having less text and more drawings, they consider them more attractive than books and, therefore, can be a good way to introduce them to the world of literature . After trying the comics they will be more willing to give the books a chance. And, little by little … they will love to read!
2. Let them have fun alone
In the comics, especially those aimed at younger children, they explain the story through images, with almost no need for text. That is why the little ones of the house can have a great time by themselves watching the vignettes, following the plot through the drawings. The comics allow children to have a moment of fun for themselves, which shows that they can be doing little things alone.
3. They teach a new language to children
Comics not only allow children to practice oral and written language, but also help them learn the language of symbols. The comics will teach your child to understand that, when a light bulb appears on the head of a character, it means that he has had an idea or, if snakes come out of someone’s mouth, he is cursing.
4. Incentive the creativity
The more your child reads, the more creative he or she becomes. The comics stimulate the imagination of the little ones making them see that, if they want, they can have breakfast on the Moon, food in the jungle and dinner at the North Pole without even leaving their room.
5. They will teach you values
Look for comics written for children who have stories they can learn from. As with children’s stories, comics contain valuable lessons for the education of your children. Some of these narratives speak about solidarity, self-confidence, overcoming fears … When reading them, children internalize them and use them in their day-to-day life: at school, with their brothers, with friends …
6. Teach vocabulary and spelling
Comics can also be an excellent tool for children to improve their language skills, learn new words that will be incorporated little by little into their vocabulary and memorize how they write the words they read, which will help your spelling
7. Improve concentration
Not all children have the same ability to concentrate and, in fact, it is something that is improving over the years and practice. Reading comics will help them improve their ability to attend.
8. Allow them to practice reading comprehension
Reading comprehension is a very important skill during the study. When children do not understand what they read, they can not understand the lesson. Reading comics will also help them to understand the reading because, if they do not understand what has happened in the previous bullet, they will not know how to read the next one.
9. They will pass your son a great time
When your child discovers how well you can have a comic book in your hands, you will not want to stop reading them! The vignettes offer very funny stories for the children that will make them learn, but also have fun.
Has your child not yet experienced how it feels to read comics? In Guainfantil.com we have some stories with images that will excite the little ones.
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