A child (plural: children) is the offspring of two people, typically aged from birth to adolescence. It is also a term used in general to describe any person younger than an adult.
A children’s book is a book written especially for children or young adults, such as those in school age. Books that appeal to children can include stories about a wide variety of topics, including magic, adventure, friendship and family life.
There are some basic principles that you should follow when writing a children’s book. These principles are:
1. Be a good storyteller.
A great storyteller is someone who can create a story that captivates the reader and makes them want to know what happens next. This can be done by using good plotting, creating interesting characters and telling the story in a fun and exciting way.
2. Use the right language and make the story fun for kids to read.
There is a special place in our hearts for children’s stories, and you can make them even better by using the right language when you write your story.
3. Create a story that teaches children important lessons about the world around them and their place in it.
A story that teaches children about the world around them and their place in that world is very important to us, as it can help children become confident, independent and responsible members of society.
4. Give children the chance to tell their own stories and share what they are learning, thinking and feeling with others.
The right to tell their own stories is one of the most important rights that all children have. They have the right to do this in their own words and to have it published or broadcast in a way that is safe for them and other people.
5. Give children the chance to share their opinions and thoughts with other people, by talking, drawing or writing.
When children are allowed to do this, they should be guided by their parents so that they learn to use this right properly as they grow up. This is called ‘guided development’.
6. Keep children together as much as possible.
Every country must do its best to keep children in their families and to look after them, especially if they have a disability or if their parents have problems. This includes letting them live with both their parents as much as they need to, so that they don’t have to go into separate homes.
7. Don’t let children do bad things that could hurt them.
There are lots of bad things that can happen to children, like if they are forced to do dangerous work or get hurt in a war or other situation. Governments should stop these things and help children to protect themselves and to get their health and well-being back.
It is also very important for governments to let children have their own identity, so that they can have a name that is officially recognised by the government and that they can be part of a family. If this isn’t possible, then governments should do everything they can to make sure that children can get their identity back quickly and safely.