In this day and age, it’s hard to keep your imagination flowing. With the world currently going into quarantine due to COVID-19, one is forced to find many ways to entertain themselves. If you’re a parent, keeping your child entertained while stuck at home might be a challenge. Luckily, there are many ways to escape with your child into a world of mysticism, magic, and wonder. How? Through stories and books!
Reading will definitely not only entertain your child, but it will also help in developing their language skills and enhancing their imagination. For pure entertainment and imagination, it’s recommended to try reading fantasy and books of magic and mysticism. Children’s book enthusiasts at literati.com recommend signing up for a monthly book club that will cater to your child’s reading abilities. Based on their age, they can get sent several books a month to read and explore. From then and there, their reading journey continues. We’ve also gathered some of the most interesting and magical books with different themes. These will surely entertain and enlighten your child:
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl has always been a favorite story-teller for many children across the globe; he certainly knows how to weave a fantastical story that pleases generations over the years. One of the most successful and loved books is The BFG. A young girl who lives in an orphanage is captured from her bed by a whimsical and friendly giant. She’s scared at first, because who wouldn’t be? But she comes to realize he’s a friendly giant and not a bone-crushing one. A friendly relationship develops and an adventure ensues.
Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
Who doesn’t love a story about magic and baking? This beautiful story follows a young girl, Leonora, whose family owns a bakery. She later discovers a long-kept family secret that changes her life forever: her family is actually brujas (Mexican witches) and they add a little bit of magic to their baked goods. Tapping into her own magical ability without telling them, she starts casting spells of her own.
The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett
No one can create a fantasy world quite like Terry Pratchett. This book actually holds a collection of 14 children short stories set to take you on an adventure. Each story will introduce you to a zany character, a whimsical tale, and an awesome resolution. You’re bound to enjoy each and every story with your child during bedtime reading.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling
No magical book list is complete without the first book from the Harry Potter series. This collection has been entertaining children for years and adults alike. The first in the series follows an orphaned boy named Harry who lives in his aunt and uncle’s closet beneath the stairs. He later finds out that he’s a wizard and is requested to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where an adventure ensues each year as he battles the Dark Lord.