Recently my kidlets discovered the wonderful world of comic books. I think comic books are a great way for children to get interested and excited about reading as well as helping to develop and stimulate their imaginations. The illustrations, the exaggerated characters and the way panels are arranged in comic books help to pique a child’s interest.
However, I quickly learned how important it is to be sure that my kidlets are reading age appropriate material. See if you, or your child, base reading choices solely on the comic book cover art, you can easily be deceived and accidentally expose your children to themes they may not be ready for.
See comic books have a reputation for being “for kids,” but quite the opposite is true. Walk into a comic book store – yes they actually do still exist – and who do you see hanging out in the aisles and checking out the latest releases? It’s not kids, but rather adults.