How to give your children an experience with London’s magical literary sights

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What are the benefits for children from reading literature?

Many educators agree that reading literature gives children these valuable life skills:

  • Literature provides pleasure to listeners and readers.
  • Literature builds experience.
  • Literature provides a language model for those who hear and read it.
  • Literature develops thinking skills. 

What special life lessons have British authors taught children about life?

For example, let’s look at the life lesson from A.A. Milne’s classic, Winnie-the-Pooh. In quirkbooks Elizabeth Browne’s “Ten Things Winnie the Pooh taught me about life,” she lists ten items. For instance, she lists such character aspects as, positive thinking, empathy, and gratitude.


The list of British authors, who gave us life long lesson and memories, are varied and remarkable. Authors such as Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Michael Bond still fill bookshelves and libraries around the world.


So wouldn’t it be a wonderful gift to you as an adult, who’ve probably read many of these authors’ works, and your children to walk through their worlds and experience their creativity in their homeland?

Here’s some tours that get you started on planning a trip to this spring or summer.

In LondonPerfect, “A Tour of Children’s’ Literary Land,” reviews such authors’ sights as: A.A. Milne, Michael Bond, and Warner Brother’s Studio where all the Harry Potter movies were made.


In ciabambino  Discovery literary London with kids,” gives pointers on such sights as: the London Zoo for a statute of Winnie the bear, who became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh; Peter Pan’s Statue in Kenning ton Garden; and the Imperial War Museum where an exhibition of author Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories Spies exhibition is based.

Finally, for the budding young authors there is the Discover Children’s Story Center at Stratford-on-Avon where children 11 and up can create their own stories.

 The  VisitOxfordandOxfordshire, provides information on the Oxfords’ Children’s story tours to experience the Oxford of Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and Phillip Pulman.



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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S. Lewis

What’s the best thing you’ve learned from reading literature?

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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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