In The Loop with Andy Andrews, hosted by David Loy.
On this week’s episode, I respond to a question about reading biographies to children and my thoughts on fiction.
I would read biographies to the boys when they were younger and paraphrase to make it more age-appropriate.
- With biographies you can foster an interest in history and good lessons.
- Non-Fiction will inform and teach, and I believe it is important to be able to explain why a certain thing will work.
I find it weird when people have a sort of snobbery toward fiction.
- When you read fiction, it will ignite your imagination in a way that nonfiction cannot do.
- It’s knowledge and imagination that drives the great breakthroughs on our planet.
- You need both to create a successful life.
You want the kind of fiction that sparks the right kind of imagination.
- Be careful what you and your children are reading.
- Your imagination is so crucial to making a great living, having awesome relationships, and being a great parent or spouse.
The Kid Who Changed the World is a clever telling of how much we all mean to each other and the difference we can make, while also teaching history.
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