Children 's Influence On Children Essay

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Children literature includes books, magazines, stories and poems that children enjoy. It can be traced to stories and songs which were part of the oral tradition that adults shared with their children before the advent of publication. The development of children literature is difficult to trace. However, from the 15th century AD, a large volume of literature, often with a religious or moral message, has been targeted specifically at children. Many of the children books acknowledged today as classics can trace their origins to the late 19th and early 20th centuries which become known as the Golden Age of children literature.
Children’s literature is intended to inform a child about the world. Children psychologists have spoken of the influence and importance childhood literature has on children. The subconscious mind of the child is impacted by the message behind the story helping to shape and guide their development. Early childhood viewing of an image in a picture book has been shown to leave a lasting and important impression on the child. Studies have indicated that a child’s most critical individual characteristics are developed in its first five years. Children’s environment and interaction with children books have a profound impact on their development.

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