When children listen to fairy tales and stories or look at books they develop listening skills. They have an opportunity to increase their vocabulary by hearing new words read to them. They learn to foster a love for reading and enjoy looking at pictures in books. Their minds are stimulated, visualising the things that they have heard. Reading and telling stories to children daily helps to develop their pre-reading skills.
Different types of books are also a good teaching tool to help children learn life lessons and truths. A good example of this type of book is Aesop’s fables. Reading fairy tale books also enriches children’s imagination. They also learn that in most fairy tales good prevails over evil. They learn that for every action a character takes that there are consequences. In fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, they learn that smaller characters can overpower bigger and more powerful characters if you believe in yourself and your capabilities. We see that these stories are most loved by all ages that there have been theatre shows and movies produced based on these fairy tales.
Spend precious time bonding with your little ones and foster a love for Fairy Tale classics and Aesop’s Fables to prepare them for life in the big world.