Teaching homeschooled teens who are fascinated with fantasy story video games can prove to be a challenge. If it seems as if they are so engrossed with video game play that they think of little else, it can seem as if it’s impossible to get them to actively engage in any other form of learning.
But, if you meet them where they are you’ll be more likely to inspire them. To do this you have to realize that fantasy story video games are just that, stories. Which means your child likes the fantasy story that goes along with the games. So instead of requiring them to read material they aren’t interested in, introduce them to great literature in the form of fantasy stories.
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Fantasy stories are fictional stories that often have some type of supernatural elements that serve as the foundation to the plot. This is exactly what fantasy story video games offer as well. So allowing them to read good literature that has a similar plot to what they love in their video games let’s them explore their interests in the pages of a book.
Fantasy Story Books for Teens
The Inheritance Series, by Christopher Paolini
The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander
The Tree of Ages Series, by Sara C. Roethle
The Tripods Collection, by John Christopher
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Wrinkle in Time Series, by Madeleine L’Engle
The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis
Well, really any of the Jules Verne novels as Journey to the Center of the Earth or The Mysterious Island would be good for a fantasy story for teens who love fantasy story video games.
The goal is to capture their interest outside the game. Once they discover the joy of reading, and understand that reading can offer entertainment as well as pique their intrest you’ll see them gravitating to books in addition to wanting to play games.
Be sure to grab these Fantasy Story Logic Puzzle Printables.
What fantasy story books are you introducing to your teens?
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