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A Picture is worth a thousand words, a story is worth a thousand pictures

I recently read an article in the ‘Pathways to Family Wellness’ where Joseph Chilton Pearce, best selling author on child development, discusses how imagination can save our children from becoming violent.  He explains, “The child without imagination is subject to the immediate sensory environment bombarding them, without any alternatives. If his sensory environment is unpleasant, demeaning, insulting or threatening, his survival drive gives him no choice but to immediately lash out against the threatening sensory input, and try to change it.”

This statement is backed by the Swedish Pediatrics Institute who came out with a study showing that children with imagination were far less prone to violence than children without imagination. Considering that the current state of most children’s story time consists of a screen with flat images and prerecorded voices spitting out basic language it is no wonder that this is the result.

Descriptive language is the foundation of intellectual development.  Words evoke mental images and this is why neural pathways are created and cognitive stabilisation occurs.  A picture is worth a thousand words, a story is worth a thousand pictures.

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