Literature is part of life. Novels can offer an escape from reality. But they can also make it easier to understand reality. Children can mentally travel the world through reading programs for kids and bring it a little closer to them.
Is reading an art?
Consuming is easier than creating world literature. But by dedicating yourself to literature, it is a very personal affection and something of your own emerges. Thus art becomes art. Reading and the world of books can change the world. At least the individual look at and into them.
Every person who reads sees and experiences more. Anyone who reads books about art or music experiences them more intensely. You can apply this to anything. Literature can make you a passionate person. Books make the world more tangible.
Reading a book is like having a conversation with a good friend. You listen to good music together, maybe drink fine wine and talk about books. It is a conversation among friends and far from educational boasting. Artful literature can be fascinating, magical and important. Every book has a chance to change lives if you open up to the lines.
Art, reading literacy and Learning
Art events are some of the best means to promote brain development and literacy in early childhood. Early childhood is a particularly important time for practical, self-directed learning. Art stimulates the children’s senses to play an open-ended game. It develops cognitive, social-emotional and multisensory skills. Meaningful art experiences offer children authentic self-expression – the freedom to choose, think and feel.
The synergy between art and reading
Spatial Relationships/Visual Literacy: Art promotes pressure awareness and the ability to differentiate doodles, marks and shapes – as well as direction and position.
Eye/hand/brain coordination: Art promotes the ability to interpret and change visual information. It responds to a continuous flow of new information being sent to the brain from eye to hand.
Verbal Creativity: By combining reading, writing skills and artistic activities, children can develop their communication skills.
Visual Creativity: The combination of literacy and art experience enables children to represent their ideas and feelings visually and improves imagination, visual language and spatial relationship skills.
Self-esteem: Self-esteem is strengthened as children develop reading and writing skills through artistic exploration.
Aesthetics: The combination of literacy and art gives children daily opportunities for aesthetic expression.