Children's Literature

Instructor: Chi-Fen Emily Chen, Ph.D. 陳其芬

Department of English, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


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Introduction to Children's Literature

Before Starting Definition Values Child Development Trends

Values of Literature to Children

(*This part is based on Lynch-Brown, C. & Tomlinson, C. (2005). Essentials of Children’s Literature, 5th edition. Chapter 1. Learning about children and their literature.)

A) The Personal Value

- enjoyment

- Imagination and inspiration

- vicarious experience

- understanding and empathy

- cultural heritage

- moral reasoning

- literary and artistic preferences

B) The Academic Value

- improving reading skills

- developing writing voice and style

- learning content-area knowledge

- promoting art appreciation