A great way to introduce your child to literature is through an Allegorical Novel. The characters in these stories are often portrayed in a very simplistic manner, but with so much happening that the world is made up of smaller sub-plots. This gives the narrative the ability to be both informative and entertaining. This type of novel can work for children as young as six years old, but should be avoided by younger children and teenagers because they lack the ability to differentiate between fiction and reality.
For parents who want to introduce their children to literature in a more educational setting, an Allegorical Novel may be just the ticket. These stories are written using a very basic structure. Instead of using a beginning, middle, and end, the narrative moves along the sub-plots until it reaches its climax.
Often times, this story will feature a main character who has a supporting character who is working behind the scenes. As the story progresses, the main character will have to help the secondary character solve a problem. In some stories, the conflict will also have to do with an object or a place.
If you are interested in picking up an Allegorical Novel for your child, here are a few tips that you can use to make sure that your child is able to tell the difference between fiction and reality. In order to ensure that your child is able to tell the difference between fiction and reality, use this checklist:
* Accentuate the kink: The tone of the narration is one of praise and passion. Rather than describing a specific location, be descriptive of the viewer’s surroundings, such as the fact that the window is unbreakable or the seat in front of you is comfortable. A child will find this difficult to distinguish from fact and fiction. Give them an example, when they ask about how the window is unbreakable and describe it in a way that is different from a person who looks through the window.
* Inverse everything: Make sure that all facts and details are related back to a key aspect of the narrative. If they want to know what a particular location looks like, explain how that location looks like when the sun comes up in the morning. When they are being told that someone has been talking behind them, explain how they hear the conversation.
* Read the story: Every story is different. Some are meant to depict different situations, while others are true and tell a story about two people meeting. These are sometimes referred to as allegories, and are best done with the help of your child’s sense of hearing.
When reading different pieces of literature for the first time, the process is actually easier than most parents think. Because the writer is writing from the perspective of an object or idea, rather than a character, they are able to delve into the things that the characters of the story have to say. From there, they use that information to explain what has happened, where the story is going, and what can happen in the future.