Discovering ways to teach your child morals can be tricky. That’s why I wrote a series of moral stories for kids. They each give you a situation where a child does something in a way that they shouldn’t and they learn how to change it.
All kids are learning daily and without guidance from their loved ones, they will never learn morals. So what are morals?
“The moral teaching or practical lesson contained in a fable, tale, experience, etc.” – online dictionary
You learn morals from your life lessons. So teaching a child morals at a young age is vital. And doing so can be done in so many different ways. One that I like best (as said above) is reading them stories. You can find any book on any subject that can help you teach your child what it is they are going through at that particular time in their life.
Teaching a child morals is showing them how to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. To have the ability to treat others how they want to be treated and recognize it that way. If a child learns the importance of trust and feels that bond, connection, and overall trust from you as a parent, then morals will fall into place easily.
I’m gonna end this article with this simple quote…
“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.” – Elizabeth Hardwick
Here are 5 easy and simple ways to get your child to want to read:
1) Buy enough books and have them all around their room. Kids should have easy access to books and there should be lots of them.
2) Have them come with you to pick out a book of their choice that appeals to them. Watch them as they are drawn to certain books to get an idea of what books they like. By the type of pictures they have to the coloring and so forth.
3) When you read to them be creative and expressive. No kid likes to listen to someone robotic and expressionless. Get animated and bring some excitement into the book. You could even add their name in, here and there to make it personal.
4) Allow them to see you read on your spare time. You could even have bonding time with them in bed. You read your book, while they read theirs.
5) Lastly talk to them about what they are reading. This will have them wanting to talk about it to you and get them thinking and excited about new things they are learning.
It’s important we let the kids know why they need to be safe during Halloween. Especially seeing as it’s just round the corner. Having them aware of why they need to stay close to your site and use their manners and so forth.
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I have worked with kids for roughly 10 years. Doing so has given me a chance to see first hand how kids react to things and also the best way to teach them. I have written a series of rhyming short stories. Each story begins with a child who has a problem or does something the wrong way, and then learns how to handle the situation and make it right.