Tell a Fairy Tale Day is February 26!
Don’t go! It’s not just about Goldilocks or Jack and the Beanstalk.
When I was a child, I remember my mother reading to me.
One of my favorite stories was The Straw, the Coal and the Bean or as I used to tell people..How the Black Eyed Pea Got Its Name.
More than ever, it is important that we work to continue one of the fundamentals of our society… and that is the ability to read.
“...reading aloud to children is the single most important intervention for developing their literacy skills”
- Reading aloud stimulates the growth of a baby’s brain!
- “A child care provider reads to a toddler, and in a matter of seconds thousands of cells….respond.”
How to celebrate...
When my friends’ children were young, I would pick them up after school and for a treat, we went to Ellie’s Diner for ice cream.
We started playing a fun game where we made up a fairy tale. One person started the story, then stopped and the next person had to continue it. The stories were wild and often made no sense at all but that wasn’t what was important.
All that was required was imagination.
There are other ways to inspire story telling and to celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day.
So, out of curiosity, please leave the name of your favorite fairy tale in the comment section.