How Can Comic Books Help your Kids?
The Javits Center was transformed three weeks ago from a mild mannered convention center hosting corporate events for people from all over the world, to a world all its own. They call this world: Comic Con.
Comic Con is a gathering place for people that enjoy everything from comics, to movies, to movies about comics; and this has expanded to anime, manga, video games, toys, the list goes on.
If it was not obvious yet, I love comics. They have given me things that other mainstream books could not give me: enjoyment for reading and a reason to read in general. As a dyslexic, I think I will always have a love-hate relationship with reading. But I also think that reading comics are of dealing with dyslexia and with it, I am able to move on with life. If it were not for comics, I would not read as much as I do now.
Comic books are by design, short stories. However, they still have elaborate plots and use a high level vocabulary to boot. I think a lot of people, and not just those with dyslexia, get overwhelmed by books that are long. With comics, they are just 20 or so pages and then you’re done, until next month.
I think that the most important thing you can take away from this article is that if you know a young person or you are one that does not like to read or is still learning, the best thing to do is to find something that is likeable, that is interesting whether it’s comic books or something else. It’s far easier to let people choose to read comics than to fight with them about reading. Otherwise, when they grow up they may not want to read at all.#