The Hobbit was written for children and is wonderfully worded so that it works well when read by a parent for a child. The book is interesting enough and clean enough to be read to kids as young as six, although it may get tedious at some points for that age group. The hobbit has been named over and over again as a book that has changed people’s lives. Here are a few ways that reading The Hobbit to your child may influence him or her.
Your Child May Envision Epic Fantasies
Pretty much every author that has penned an epic fantasy since The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings has credited the novels with being influential and inspiring for their own tale. Stephen King, R.A. Salvatore, and George R.R. Martin are just a few big names in fantasy fiction that have followed Tolkien’s walk across the land to fight evil and seek treasure. Your child may begin to envision fantasies of his or her own and write them down.