How Sci-Fi Books Can Change Your Child’s Life
January 2 – National Science Fiction Day: 4 Ways Sci-Fi Books Can Change Your Kid’s Life
If you’re having a hard time convincing your kids to read, January 2 – National Science Fiction Day gives you a chance to spark their interest in reading books when you introduce them to the magnificent world of science fiction.
On this day, thousands of science fiction fans all over the country will celebrate the creation of the genre that forever changed the landscape of literature. Fans can either dress up as their favorite sci-fi characters or attend a science fiction reading group.
What is Science Fiction?
Science fiction, or sci-fi, is a powerful way of conveying ideas through stories. This genre talks about a world transformed by scientific discoveries, the evolution of technology, the changes that occur in the social system, and the results of these changes. Since it covers a broad range of topics, sci-fi can be used to answer questions regarding science, politics, sociology, and technology among others.
It takes a great deal of imagination and some knowledge of scientific facts to be able to enjoy reading a science fiction book. A sci-fi work is considered good when it assumes a vision of the future that is built on the foundation of realism.
How Science Fiction Helps Kids
Although sci-fi books are mostly written for adult readers, they can also attract children, providing them with a slew of benefits. Whether they’re reading from a Kindle or an actual book, it’s never too late to introduce your child to this genre. Check out these 4 ways reading sci-fi books can change your kids’ lives:
1. It expands their vocabulary.
Introducing your kids to books, especially science fiction, can help them expand their vocabulary. It’s when they’re reading that they learn to understand the meaning of an unfamiliar word without even looking at the dictionary. Even if a word is made-up to fit into the scene or the whole story, the natural curiosity of the kids will drag them to decipher what the word means and how it fits into the setting.
2. It enhances their creativity.
According to research, reading sci-fi novels exercises the part of the brain responsible for developing empathy and imagination. Seeing that everything is possible in a sci-fi world, kids can let their imaginations run wild, using the text in the book to create a surreal setting in their minds. With their minds filled with ideas, kids can create their own little worlds using the concepts that they obtained from reading sci-fi books.
3. It develops their social skills.
A Harvard study has found out that kids who are fond of reading sci-fi books develop stronger social skills than those who don’t read such books. In reading the text of conversations in science fiction books, they gain mastery of the skills needed in talking and interacting with others. Moreover, their interest in sci-fi books makes it easy for them to join social groups whose members share similar interests with them.
4. It improves their memory.
Remembering becomes easier when your kids immerse themselves in a good sci-fi book. Stories, especially good ones, allow them to convert details into long-term memories. When the brain becomes used to storing long-term information, it can enhance their memory in general.
The Impact Your Giving Makes
While good science fiction books can give kids countless benefits, nothing compares to the difference that a simple charitable contribution can make. By donating a vehicle you no longer need to Kids Car Donations, you can help seriously ill and disadvantaged kids in your community get the medical assistance that they badly need.
Kids Car Donations works with reputable IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to providing sick boys and girls the best healthcare experience that they can possibly get. Using the proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles, we generate the money that our charity partners need to sustain the delivery of their various programs and services for their beneficiaries.
In exchange for your kindness and generosity, we’ll shoulder the expenses for towing your donated vehicle. We’ll also go the extra mile to ensure that you’ll get to receive the maximum tax deduction for your charitable gift.
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If you’re ready to part ways with your vehicle, you can begin your donation process right now by filling out our online donation form or calling us at 866-634-8395. Let’s bring health and well-being to the hurting kids in your community today!