Every developing country like Nigeria is replete with constant evolution of
values. The continuous shift of emphasis in cagnisance of the emergence of new values inadvertently results in the erosion of older values. For any meaningful development to occur in a society, however, there must be a sense of continuity since the future cannot exist in a vacuum. Childhood represents the formative period of the child ’5 life view. Lasting
impressions are usually made in the child’s mind during this period. The child therefore serves as a formidable tool for social revolution. This paper attempts to demonstrate how parents can guide their children ’s‘ literacy in literature in order to inculcate sustainable national development. This is in recognition of literature as a repository of values.