Many parents think that you should not read out horror books to children as they will become scared and cry at night. But actually, horror books can have a positive effect on the children.
Gets children interested in reading
Horror books create interests in children about reading books. Children are fascinated to hear about ghosts, monsters, etc. These books are a little scary, but they are fun too!
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Children learn about their strengths and weaknesses. They learn what makes them scared and what doesn’t. So, they become more empowered. They learn that heroes can be of all sizes and shapes.
Opens up the child’s imagination
In horror story books children learn about different descriptions of monsters and vampires with a weird face and all. These open the doors to creativity.
These stories are reassuring
The creepy things that are mentioned in books are fiction, not something in reality. So, when kids go to a shadowy place, they are not scared of the dark anymore.
So, it’s a positive thing to read horror stories to children. But you should be careful that the books you are reading are suitable for children. You should also consider what kind of horror books your kids are reading. It is better to read it first yourself and then let you child read it. If the book is too creepy, it might have a negative impact on your child’s mind. They may become timid in real life.