Children’s Literature to Promote Students’ Global Development and Wellbeing
Young people benefited from the transmission of stories from one generation to the next because of the values, beliefs, imagination, and creativity they were exposed to. Children's literature is a prime example of "edutainment," or educational content that also serves to amuse. In this research, we conducted a literature analysis to analyze the pedagogical, didactic, and psychological/therapeutic aspects of children's literature to better understand its potential benefits for students' overall growth and development. From a teaching standpoint, stories teach youngsters important lessons. Choosing the right storybooks may be a great educational tool for helping kids develop their language skills and fostering an inclusive and supportive classroom community. It is not only parents who may benefit from the therapeutic use of children's literature (bibliotherapy) in the treatment of mental health issues including anxiety and depression. Finally, health topics in storybooks and online/digital tales may be a powerful tool in the fight to get kids to live healthier lives. Including children's literature and storytelling in the classroom has the potential to improve kids' health and development on a worldwide scale.
Key words: Children, Literature, Storytelling, Fairytales, Health, Wellbeing, School