The lens with which a child perceives the world is far different from the one of adults.
Children have their techniques for learning the ways of the world. Their education isn't limited to the books you offer them.
They learn from the most insignificant things around them. Cartoons are a major source of active learning for kids. It is a medium that makes learning an enjoyable experience for them.
Five ways in which cartoons help in imparting communication skills to children are:
- Recognition of emotion: Cartoons are an audio-visual representation of the minds of the children. For this reason, it becomes easier for them to identify with the characters and their emotions. Cartoons help children in differentiation one emotion from another and also responding to these emotions. This helps them in communicating their feelings to their friends and family.
- Cognitive skills and morals: Parents might think that fairytales are worth nothing. But they have a major contribution to the cognitive and moral development of children. They help children recognize good and evil—their understanding of righteousness and goodness roots from the fairytales that they watch religiously.
- Storytelling skills: There can be no better source of learning storytelling better than cartoons. Cartoon characters use storytelling to make their narrative appealing to the children. Also, children tend to imitate their favorite characters. As a result of this, they learn storytelling without even realizing the importance of the skill.
- Creativity stimulation: Cartoons help in expanding the imaginative horizon of children. They help children experience a world that is different from ours. Hence, children tend to adopt a unique perspective towards things. It helps them in applying a creative approach while communicating their ideas as they grow up.
- Sparking Inspiration: The role models that cartoons create help in building self-confidence in children. They inspire children to take up challenges and resolve them. Cheerful cartoons help in nurturing resilience and kindness children. This conflict-resolving tendency furthers helps in enhancing their communication skills.
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