Do you know what is happening in the minds of your children? Do they seem to be more anxious than usual? If so, then there may be a way that you can help. Children's books are a fantastic medium for teaching children about mental health. The purpose of this blog post is to tell you all about why reading with your child will help them with their mental health and how it can also work for people who are struggling with their mental illness.
You see, when children read with their parents or caregivers, they are given the opportunity to open up about their feelings. This is an obvious advantage but not all that you can gain from reading with your child on a daily basis. There are also several mental health benefits, such as improved communication skills and increased empathy. These traits will allow them to be better-adjusted adults in the future, resulting in happier lives for everyone involved! Not only does it help us grow closer together, but we get more quality time spent doing something we both love. So, what books should I start with?
1. Book's that requires activity
Children's books that come with a side activity are a great way to spend time with your child. For example, a children's book that includes a word game or a family-friendly recipe.
2. Holiday base children's books
Believe it or not, kids love the holidays. They love mother's day, father's day, Easter, Christmas, Etc. So incorporating a theme book to one of those days will make it even more special.
I recommend Christmas with Godiva by Anyeah Banks for Christmas eve read. Available on Amazon, Barns, and Noble, and anyeahbanksbooks.com
3. Self-love books
It is essential that you read a book with your child that teaches them that it is okay for them to love themself, such as their skin color, hair texture, birthmarks, Etc.
We need children's books that improve the mental health of kids living today. Children are currently confronted with a slew of stressors and other social issues from an early age. You can help today's children live a better life.