Objective of the work
Children's World is useful to its readers in four ways:
- Offers the appropriate material according to the stage of elementary education the child is going through.
- Presents a selection of the best and most interesting literature, both in prose and in verse, whether classic or modern. This literary wealth enriches the cultural background and stimulates interest in reading.
- Use rhythmic language, pleasant to the ear, and at the same time, suitable for children's vocabulary.
- Features illustrations that spark the creative imagination and are aesthetically pleasing and stimulating. The connection between text and illustration provokes in the child the need to ask questions and draw conclusions.
The first three volumes offer the reader a short summary of children's literature. The volume 1, Poetry and songs, contains a selection of compositions in verse by classical and contemporary authors who have excelled in this difficult specialty. In volume 2, Tales and fables, some of the masterpieces of the universal narrative are collected. The volume 3, Children around the world, collect stories from the four continents.
Volumes 4 al 14 are informative and accomplish the difficult task of exposing complicated concepts in a simple way. The answers children ask for cannot always be given in simple words. However, the editors have managed to maintain clear language and an engaging style, able to captivate your attention. When it has been necessary to use a technicality - calling things by their proper names- It has been done, trying to clarify it in context and, sometimes, including its definition in a final section of Difficult Words.
Drawings and photographs
A good illustration explains as well or better than the most perfect of texts. For example, In Children's World, a drawing has been used to show that an electricity switch acts as a drawbridge, that an airplane flying at supersonic speed produces a strong sound wave, how the water in the houses goes without the bad smell returning to them, why does a doorbell ring when I press the button, etc. Imagination is helped by these drawings, curiosity is satiated, and the child always comes to this conclusion: "I finally see it clear. I had never managed to understand them before ".