Reading takes children into other worlds, educates them, and encourages imagination. In addition, it encourages thinking and concentration and strengthens the relationship between parents and children. Thus, it is good to include adventure books in kids reading programs be it in school or other reading platforms.
The benefits of reading adventure books
A decent adventure story has the capability to draw you into a world that you might otherwise never explore. You care about the things and the characters that are significant to them. You visit places you would normally never go and at times see a little bit of adventure in you that you never imagined was there. Your child can feel like they are there for the ride too. You find that you can’t wait to see what lies just around the next corner.
You are caught up in history and you learn from it even if you didn’t want to. Not only you but your children might learn about the sounds of a storm, how a hang glider works, or what it feels like to wake up under the stars on a huge rolling ocean. And perhaps when you put the book down you go into your own back yard or garden and see it with a little more admiration.
There will frequently be questions about the places your children hear about, rivers and rapids, and strange foods and customs. This can be a chance to delve a little further into a world that comes alive in the mind of your child. It is a world that you and your kid explore together.
Some tips for digging in an adventure book with your child
As you read with your child, take some time, in the end, to talk about what you read.
If your kids have any questions, dig deeper. Check for the tidbits of the story that fascinated them most and read more about them in another book.
Think of questions that will help your kids imagine what it would be like to be part of the story.
Sometimes there is no time to dig deeper while reading. In these cases, make a mental note and bring up the discussion again at a better time.
Have your kids come up with another ending to the chapter or book. Discuss how the plot could have been different.
The goal is to allow the adventure in the story to stimulate curiosity and the longing to find out something new in the mind and heart of your child. But above all, your kids must enjoy the adventure.