Children's Literature


BA in Education
May 2010

Education literature plays a big part in children’s development. There are different genres in children’s literature. In this assignment we will have a look at children’s poems, a novel and an extract of a new children’s literature.
Professor Maria Nikolajeva, Director of Cambridge’s new Centre for Children’s Literature, explained:
                    ‘Children can struggle with fundamental questions of life and death,
                    good and evil, what it means to be a human being and many will carry
                    ideologies they pick up from picture books, fairytales, novels, animation
                    and poetry through to adulthood. Any starting point that has the
                    capacity to shape young people’s development deserves serious

The material used for children needs good structures of social, educational context. The literature has to stimulate a child interest. Images are used often to stimulate and increase activity in the brain. For example symbolic pictures are used to help student’s memory and for recalling information in children.
The writer uses easy-to-read literature to help children to understand the meaning of the texts. Writers use the connection between animals and people to help children get a better understanding of what is written in the literature. To stratify and hold the attention reader the literature has to be interesting. Writers are constantly looking for better methods to write literature for children. The writer has to invite the reader to a journey. There are different ways to write children’s literature. 3 ways are shown in this assignment. Poetry, Novel and an extract from a new literature for teenagers. The poem is written for children at primary age and the novel and the extract is written for teenagers and adults.
The first book is called ‘Oranges is not the only fruit’....