Over the years, we have heard that it is better if adults stick to adult books. Children’s books are just a waste of time, and there is nothing better to offer. However, there also goes a saying, “Books are a man’s best friend,” and there is a reason for that. Books irrespective of adults or children tend to refresh our mind, which is exactly why you should go back to reading children’s books once in a while. However, that does not mean that kids should read adult books. Reading children’s books helps revisit memories and bring out the inner child. So, here are some additional reasons why adults should enjoy reading children’s books whenever possible.
Reasons for Adults to Read Children’s Books?
Although most children’s books are quite easy to read, that is not the case with every book. As we grow up, we tend to take things for granted and in most cases, we cannot understand and comprehend what we are offered. This makes us skeptical. A children’s book in that respect teaches you to let things go sometimes. Life is not always about seriousness and tough decision-making. Sometimes you need something to make you realize everything is normal and millions out there experience the same situations. It refreshes your mind to the point where you start noticing subtle details in life that you were otherwise missing, ignoring, or taking for granted.
Gives Wings to Your Imagination
Children love to imagine. That is why most children’s books are fictional and imaginary. But that is not only the case with kids, adults sometimes love to indulge in their imagination as well. Over the years, we tend to imagine different scenarios that make us feel happy and confident. Since there are no bounders to imagining, you end up with endless possibilities. After reaching a certain age, adults tend to forget imagining as they believe it brings nothing but impossible results. However, that is not the case. Even health experts suggest that grown-ups should dream and imagine to refresh their thought process and eliminate any negativities that cloud their judgment, peace, heart, mind, and soul.
Make You Smile
Similar to imagining and dreaming, you should smile every now and then upon watching, listening, and especially reading things that make children smile too. There is no doubt that children’s books in that respect are great mood lifters. It makes us nostalgic about our childhood and helps us recall memories of the past. Just remembering how silly and naive our childhood days were is enough to bring a smile to your face. Therefore, the next time you are having a hectic day, you should pick up a children’s book and give it a read to lighten up things a bit through smiling.
Keeps You Calm
Perhaps the biggest benefit of reading a children’s book is that you calm yourself down. If you are low and depressed, children’s books are a treasure. They will uplift your mood through their happy endings. Everyone at a point in their life needs something new, simple, and easy to understand. Children’s books in that sense help you bring out the inner child and let your emotions have their day.
Recommended Interesting Kids Books
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is Amazon’s best-seller, which is an all-time classic picture book. Written by Eric Carle, the book is very famous amongst children and adults as well as unique illustrations and colorful, bright pages. Plus, the book is so interesting that it keeps you invested until you finish the book. According to those who have purchased the book, it allows them to recall the memories of carefree summer days as a child. Perhaps the biggest feature of the book is the different-sized pages with holes to highlight the areas eaten away by the caterpillar.
- Amazon’s best-seller
- Interactive content
- Value for money
Oh, the Places You Will Go takes the second spot on the list of Amazon’s best-selling books. The book aims to inspire children, adults, newlyweds, and even graduate students through its motivational tone and wisdom. It directs their attention to a big bountiful future. The author suggests that everyone should pursue their wildest dreams since we only get to live once. The book perfectly illustrates the ups and downs of life motivating the readers to find success in their lives.
- Inspiring tone
- Splendid Illustrations
- Suited to every age group
If there was any book that perfectly illustrated love and affection, it would be If Animals Kissed Good Night. Adult readers have found this book not only very cute but also interesting to read. The author Ann Whitford has 20-award winning picture books up her sleeve with this one being no exception. The story is beautifully rhymed while the illustrations tend to be perfect. Neither too overwhelming nor too abstract. It is about how animals would send each other good night wishes and kisses if they were able to. Since there are a lot of animals in the book, imagining the animals kissing good night makes both the kids and adults curious, which triggers their interest.
- Splendid concept
- Interesting images
- Wide range of animals
Authors Amelia Hepworth and Tim Warrens in their book I Love You to the Moon and Back have made it easy for adults to communicate and display their love to their children. The book is about a bear and cub who start their day as the sun rises. They spend the day showing love to each other and hugging and snuggling while sleeping as well. Apart from being a cute story, the book inspires parents to show love and affection to their children the same way the bear shows to the cub. This makes it a perfect gift for expecting or new parents. It also helps the kids point out, name, and remember different animals highlighted in the book.
- Perfect story
- Illustrations of fish, rabbits, and foxes, etc.
- Meaningful message
Kindness is my Superpower is a book that teaches children to practice the power of kindness. There is nothing better than parents teaching their kids the value of compassion and sharing concern for others. In a world, where all such morals and values are slowly disappearing, this book helps re-implement them. The illustrations in the book highlight important lessons such as it is sometimes okay to make mistakes and say I am sorry. At the end of the day, the adults also learn that life can be better and simpler by showing kindness with simple acts.
- Highlights important lesson
- Teaches compassion and kindness
- Enables good behavior and manners
We belong to a generation that preferred playing outdoors over reading books. Thus, we missed out on some great books during the process. Mostly, we saw their movies and settled on their adaptations. However, reading is what helps us relax and calm down. The books mentioned above aim to bring a smile to your face and re-live memories that bring us peace and compassion. So, pick a book and start reading.