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Are Parents To Blame For Children’s Lack of Creativity?
Child Reading Advocate Reveals Why Parents Need to Foster Reading,
Writing and Drawing
According to the National Center for Education
(NCES), the positive effects of
parents reading to their children are substantial. As a result of this
action, not only are a child's skills in reading, writing and math
highly improved, but also their developing minds are opened to creative
activities such as drawing. Sounds great, right? Then why don’t 50% of
parents read to their children and reap these benefits?
Child Reading Advocate Val Simone, author of the "Ekidsland
Series" (Ekidsland Publishing)
parents need to step up their game to not only help their children build
their minds, but also foster their creativity and self-expression.
mistakes do parents make that stifles their children’s fantasies and
do you have to help parents feed their child’s imagination?
pressures of today's world make the traditional role of parenting
current economy are parents too wrapped up in their 9-5 jobs to be
generators of imagination?
technology give parents more tools or less in forming a child’s
thoughts and goals?
entertainment business today stifle or promote imagination?
What is the
one thing you want parents and kids to take away after reading your
According to NCES, only 53% of children aged three to five were read to
daily by a family member. Those who are read to at a young age
experience higher reading, comprehension and mathematical skills in
addition to increased creative expression. Children don’t dream of dead
end jobs, they dream of becoming
landing on a new and strange world or a ballerina dancing on stage in
front of an adoring audience. How can we help our children achieve
their dreams? Are the parents solely responsible for their child's
“For a child all things are possible. But these
days it is so easy for them to escape into a world of video games or
mindless television,” says Val Simone author of the "Ekidsland
Series" (Ekidsland Publishing)
“They are not pushed to express their passions and family time has taken
a severe backseat.”
spending time and reading to their children, parents are finding the
easy way out of dealing with their child’s development. Put them in
front of a high definition television with surround sound and blu-ray
DVD, or let them play their video games without supervision for endless
hours. But is this really the only answer?
writing and drawing are wonderful ways for parents and children to build
strong bonds,” says Simone. “But also, these brain building activities
allow parents to teach their children about all of the possibilities
that their lives can have."
“It is a
parent’s responsibility to foster their child’s imagination through
reading so that their children will grow up to become adults who don’t
forget how to imagine, fantasize and dream,” says Simone. Reading to
your child opens this door and helps them prepare for a dynamic and
About Ekidsland Publishing
all about working with children to encourage them to express their own
creativity. Through our website we hope to stimulate and develop that
Ekidsland Publishing does its part by
publishing stories and illustrations created by children directly on our
site. We believe that recognition and reward will help children gain
confidence in themselves and will encourage them to continue to read,
write and draw.
also believe that parents need to take the lead in creating the desire
in their children to express that creativity.
About Val Edward Simone
Val Edward Simone is a publisher and author of the
“Ekidsland Series” of 7 books and is currently at work on
for young adults. His
are intended to impart certain
behavioural characteristics in everyday life situations to young
children. Simone has been writing since 1980 including
screenplays, novels, picture books, short stories, and poetry. Currently
he is the owner of Ekidsland Publishing, LLC of Lakewood, Colorado,
specializing in publishing children’s and young adult books. He has most
recently authored “The Gingerbread Pony”, “Sammy Sparrow Spy”, “Mean
Muley McGrudge”, “Otto and Kevin”, “The Littlest Bell”,
"Proton Gator", "The Fairy Collection", and ”Felix.”