Fantasy is one of the most widely-read genres of literature, and for good reason. Fantasy offers readers the chance to escape into new and exciting worlds, where anything is possible. For young readers, this can be especially beneficial. Fantasy can help young readers develop their imaginations, increase their empathy, and teach them important life lessons.

Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction that typically deals with imaginative and supernatural concepts such as dragons, wizards, magic, and much more. It has been a part of literature since the days of Homer and has been adapted into countless movies, TV shows, and video games.

One of the main reasons why fantasy is so popular is because it allows readers to escape from the mundane reality of their lives and experience something truly exciting and different. It is a genre that is perfect for young readers as it can help them develop their imaginations and grow their love for reading. It’s also why I particularly enjoy writing fantasy that will appeal to young readers and their families.

Here are some of the benefits of reading fantasy for young readers:

1. It develops their imagination

Fantasy is all about imagination. When young readers immerse themselves in a fantasy world, they are letting their imaginations run wild. This is an important skill for young children to develop as it can help them in other areas of their lives such as problem-solving and creativity.

2. It helps them understand the world around them

Fantasy can be used as a tool to help young readers understand the world around them. By looking at the world through a different lens, they can gain a new perspective on things. This can be especially beneficial for young children who are just starting to learn about the world and their place in it.

3. It teaches them about different cultures

Many fantasy stories are set in different cultures, which can teach young readers about those cultures. This is a great way for them to learn about different customs and beliefs without having to leave their comfort zone.

4. It helps them cope with difficult situations

Fantasy can also be used as a way to help young readers cope with difficult situations. By seeing how characters in a fantasy story deal with tough situations, they can learn how to deal with their own problems. This can be a valuable tool for young children who are dealing with things like divorce, bullying, or the death

Fantasy can take young readers to new and exciting worlds where they can explore different cultures and ideas. It can also help them to understand and process their own emotions and experiences. Reading fantasy can be a fun and rewarding experience for young readers.

If you enjoy fantasy books, you’ll love my fantasy books written for young readers. These books are packed with adventure, magic, and excitement, and are sure to keep you entertained for hours. Check them out in my Porpoise Publishing Bookstore.

You may also enjoy reading the opening scenes of my current WIP (work-in-progress), Rainforest Shaman, book 5 of the Zak Bates Eco-adventure series.