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Did you know that having a good sense of humour can benefit children during their developmental stages? Because good humour is a positive indicator of a multitude of other benefits. Exposing your child to clever comedy during their younger years is a great way to ensure optimal development and resilience as they grow into adolescents.

Some of these benefits include:

  • A higher IQ
  • Greater emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • More Creativity
  • An ability to develop strong friendships
  • Improved verbal skills
  • A positive outlook
  • Fantastic coping skills

There is no doubt that these are all excellent reasons to help your kid develop a good sense of humour. As research shows, a great way to enhance this growth is by reading funny children’s books to your child.

Further Reading

1. Humour in Children’s and Young Adult Literature: The Work of Gilles Bachelet
2. Encouraging Your Child’s Sense of Humor
3. Young Children’s Humour in Play and Moments of Everyday Life in ECEC Centres