KinderGuides is a series of illustrated children’s learning guides that introduce some of the most iconic works of classic literature to young readers. Through visually-stunning illustrations and simplified, educational content we explore these timeless stories and the cultures that spawned them.
Celebrate classic literature and give your child a head start!
Each KinderGuide contains a condensed, simplified version of the plot, as well as a section devoted to exploring the life and cultural background of the original author. In addition, parents and teachers will also appreciate the key word definitions, a breakdown of the book’s main characters, a fun quiz, and a kid-friendly analysis of the important takeaways from each story.
Each KinderGuide also features a different artist whose illustration style has been uniquely paired with that story, giving each book a distinctive artistic spirit, while also elegantly working together as a cohesive series.
But why adult classics for kids?
Familiarity with classic stories is not just important from a cultural stand point, but recent research also shows that reading literary fiction uniquely increases our capacity for empathy – our ability to see the world from another person's perspective – a quality that we can all agree is imperative to child development.
We believe these great works of popular culture are truly timeless and deserve a reintroduction for the latest generation of the 21st century. It's not about growing up quickly, but rather about sowing a seed of appreciation for classic literature at an early age. KinderGuides aims to educate and create a familiarity to classic literature that will stay with a child until they are old enough to read the real deal.
Just as importantly, we also aim to give parents, aunts, uncles, teachers, mentors, etc, a way to share their love of these classics with children. – Creating a mutually more inspired story time.
Because classics are ageless. And so are their readers.
* Part of KinderGuides profits go to support children’s literacy programs.