Literature directed to the child derives its stereotypical definition from being a kind of literature, and in this sense, it belongs to the family of Arab literatures covered by artistic prose, poetry and narration in its various forms. However, in this respect, it is close to visual arts of all kinds, and the presence of the visual arts in the child's literature has a special and exceptional value. Visual arts mean full alternatives and technical options related to the painting, photographs, television drama, child’s theater and cinema. In all these arts, the written texts of the child are blended with those arts dedicated for providing a technical semantic expression that addresses the child and gives him many cognitive, gustatory and educational dimensions.
However, this exceptional presence of children's literature in the framework of visual arts does not make us overlook the programs, radio drama and pages related to the child in newspapers and magazines, as well as the book of the child, which represents a cornerstone in addressing the child. We do not forget here the world of digital multimedia that created new opportunities for expression, as well as moral and educational challenges that cannot be ignored.
Based on all of the above reasons, we can observe the stormy changes in the world of childhood coupled with different influences, which would require addressing the new and renewed benefits, which are summarized in the following:
Cognitive, perceptual and technical encirclement of the arts of authorship and modern writing of children's literature, which requires a context; considering the compelling transformations of the written text and the probability to be written, visible and audible at the same time;
Addressing the child according to the different age levels; adapting the written texts for an age group, in terms of its specific sensitivity, cognitive awareness, the language of discourse and the nature of influences;
Considering the rules of modern artistic standards without compulsion and coercion, which would require a balance and parallelism between the writer, director, photographer, artist and musician, so that the result can express such balance;
Balancing the public and the private aspects, which means the search for historical cultural privacy, taking into account the reasons for creative usage of the human product in children's literature, and there is proof indicating that the private aspects do not have its beauty and significance except by addressing the open world and providing educational and creative terms included in the global art industry; and
Participating in the writing and production processes with the exterior world, as such partnership would be sufficient for clarifying the relevant merits for each party and the mutual benefit at various levels.
Based on the foregoing, we can conclude the common denominator in the characteristics of children's literature, which we would summarize in saying that the art of writing and addressing the child is raised and promoted to the level of mixed arts, which are interactive in the presence and more interactive in the future, as barriers between the types of arts disappear under the framework of children's literature, and the past, present and future are mixed together. Such barriers are broken before children of all ages, and they are eliminated by the recent digital technology.