Did you know that February 26 is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day? I couldn’t find anything online about the holiday’s origin, but I can tell you (per NationalDay.com) that it is one of over 1,500 national days. Celebrate it with the telling of a good fairy tale and your favorite little one!
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Fairy Tales and Fables
Fairy Tales and Fables Printable(** for Premium Members only)
As both readers and writers, we return to fairy tale themes again and again, gleaning new meaning from each encounter. These are stories that survived and evolved for hundreds of years. Read them again (or for the first time) and discover what makes them timeless.
“Aesop was a Greek storyteller born in approximately 620 BCE. Tradition says he was born as a slave, but developed a real talent for fables that were used to teach truths in a simple, understandable way. While Aesop was revered for his abilities, it is almost certain that many of the fables attributed to him were actually written by countless people over the ages.” There are 258 fables here, categorized by subjects such as Birds, Horses, and Rabbits. Or, throw caution to the wind, and simply click on the Random Fable link.
Scholastic: Myths, Folktales, Fairy Tales
As part of their Writing with Writers series, this Scholastic project is a multi-grade resource for learning about and writing myths, folk tales and fairy tales. Grades one to three explore fairy tales and meet two authors who have re-written classic fairy tales: Jon Scieska (author of “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”) and Diane Good (author and illustrator of “Cinderella: The Dog and her Little Glass Slipper.”) Similarly, grades three to six dive into folk tales while grades five through eight learn about myths. There even is an opportunity to submit your own tales for possible publication on the Scholastic site.
Storyberries: Fairy Tales
Storyberries.com (since 2014) offers “both classic and contemporary stories in an easy-to-read format with vibrant illustrations.” Each fairy tale page includes an audio version, a readable version, parental warnings if the story includes any violence, discussion ideas, and links to related stories.
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Fairy Tales and Fables Printable
Fairy Tales and Fables Wikipedia Printable
Hans Christian Andersen Printable
Grimms’ Fairy Tales Printable
Aesop’s Fables Printable
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Quote of the Week
“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.” ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~~ (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) American First Lady, diplomat, activist. Explore more quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt here.
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