This is a beautiful book that inspires our inner energies; since the magical hats gave people freedom and freedom to express themselves and enabled them to discover the beautiful qualities within them, and to change for the better. Later, people realized that hats were not needed in order to be better, to bring out the hidden treasure within them.
The book makes a key point, which is that change ultimately comes from within, and that we don't need anything from the outside in order for our wonderful qualities to come out. But we may need, only in the beginning, something or someone (such as hats or the hat seller) to help us bring these qualities from the inside to the outside.
We may ask: What do hats represent in our daily life? And who are the sellers of hats in the lives of our children? Are they parents? friends? Nannies? grandparents? The pets we keep? What are the things or who are the people that help us? And how do they do it? What are these “magical” things that they do to make us feel our amazing power?
You can support your children to “see” these traits; to believe in them, so that they may believe in themselves; To encourage and praise them.
The book also presents several topics, such as fear of the unfamiliar stranger, for example, since new things give rise to our fears and doubts, and often save us from our fear, and help us overcome our fears, our curiosity, and our desire for discovery. The child needs our mediation to experiment and discover, and our encouragement as well. A dialogue about what we might lose of new and interesting experiences, new friends, or even enriching information, would dispel fear, and give the young student the ability to look at things in a more rational way.