10 Reasons books make great gifts for kids
- Introduce new worlds
As Neil Gaiman said: “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!”
- Fuel little brains
Kids who regularly read have better language skills, larger vocabularies and higher cognitive skills than non-readers. Fun fact: children who read at least 20 minutes a day are exposed to almost 2 million words per year.
- Indulge every interest
Books are highly affordable, so it's easy to shower your little ones with stories about the things they love.
- Build empathy
Through reading, children learn about people and places beyond their own experience. They are exposed to ways of life, ideas and beliefs that may be different from those around them, which is incredibly important in our diverse world.
- Create a legacy
6. Feed their imagination
If you were like me as a child, you loved to get lost in your thoughts in amazing stories. Books give you pages and pages of material to expand your mind, and foster the curiosity that fuels innovation.
- Model sustainable giving
If you inscribe a book, it becomes a gift and card all in one - perfect for people like me who are forever scrambling to find the perfect card - and striving to be eco-friendly.
- Forge lasting bonds
In a study done by Scholastic, over 80% of both kids and parents saw read-aloud time as a positive experience. Most parents (over 92%) reported reading aloud is a special time between them and their kids.
- Nurture a passion
Wrapped up beautifully and given with love sends the message that a book is something special, something to treasure. As the author Alice Hoffman says: "Books may well be the only true magic."
- Show they’re seen
I believe anyone who "doesn't like books" just hasn't found the right book yet. There are so many gorgeous stories out there, you can’t fail to disappoint. Whatever a child’s age or interests there is a book for them. At Lion & Dragonfly, we delight in helping you find the perfect book for your little one.