Tell a Fairy Tale Day is February 26!

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Tell a Fairy Tale Day is February 26!

Don’t go!  It’s not just about Goldilocks or Jack and the Beanstalk.  

the straw the coal and the bean

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.

 

Did you know….

“...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.”

 

Here are 10  more reasons why you should read to your kids!

 

 

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.

 

tell a fairy tale

So, out of curiosity, please leave the name of your favorite fairy tale in the comment section.

 

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Grant Schneider
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Hi Kathy - reading to children makes a big difference as you know.  I loved having my mother and father read to me.  Children ask so many question when hearing stories and this is how their brain and personality develops.

Feb 24, 2016 11:03 PM #15
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Kathy Streib Reading to myself was the order of the day. I had many, many little Golden Books. My favorite (and one whose moral is still with me) was the one about two miners that had to save each other  after a cave in.

Bill Roberts

Feb 24, 2016 11:08 PM #16
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Hi Kathy, I started reading to my son long before he was even born, then every day until he was old enough to read on his own. Maybe a coincidence but English was his favorite class, he majored in Communications and an excellent writer..

Feb 24, 2016 11:12 PM #17
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Kathy,

I love the Einstein quote you used.  I was raised with fairy tales both Russian and French, and I have been reading since I was 3 years old.  I still enjoy a good fairy tale.  A

One of my faves is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, on which Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherezade musical opus is based.  A

Feb 25, 2016 12:56 AM #18
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My favorite fairy tale is the one about the cat goosing Roger D. Mucci in the movie theater, haha.

Feb 25, 2016 01:29 AM #19
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I really enjoy reading with my grandchildren. We saw what a wonderful thing it was and how our children excelled in school because of their love of reading Kathy Streib 

Feb 25, 2016 02:22 AM #20
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hmmm.. will have to ask my son if he has done his homework and see what fairytale I hear back!

Feb 25, 2016 02:34 AM #21
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I'm going to goose Brian England at an ActiveRain Meet-Up and get it on video!

Feb 25, 2016 02:47 AM #22
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson there are some I remember really well, and others I get the storylines mixed up. 

Linda Guess Hope it inspires them to pick up a fairy tale. 

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint Well, I wouldn't recommend walking into your local pub and pulling out a Fairy Tale, unless you're really good friends with everyone there! LOL

Feb 25, 2016 08:25 AM #23
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Michael Jacobs I do remember that!  And, I can vaguely remember a gumball machine that played that Three Little Pigs song. 

Bliz- Good start!  The scariest one for me was Alice in Wonderland. 

Grant Schneider exactly!  I love seeing children and their parents gong to the library. 

Feb 25, 2016 08:28 AM #24
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Bill Roberts I don't think I know that one!  But I do love the ones that have a moral to them.  I can remember one called Ungrateful Gertie.  

Beth Atalay it's no coincidence!  You started helping him before he entered the world!

 

Feb 25, 2016 08:30 AM #25
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel I bet you have some colorful fairy tales you remember!  I love Scheherazade!

Brian England That's a good one!

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington so true.  And I've read that music can help them with math!

Feb 25, 2016 08:33 AM #26
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Mark Loewenberg oh yes, or see if he uses the "dog ate my homework" tale. 

Roger D. Mucci only if you let me be there to watch. 

Feb 25, 2016 08:34 AM #27
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Kathy

Reading keeps the mind active of people of all ages.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 25, 2016 12:04 PM #28
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I have a 7 year old grandson that I'm sure we can do some type of story

Feb 25, 2016 12:25 PM #29
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My wife loves to read, I struggled with it in school. However as our children came up we both read to them.  For some reason it fell up on me to teach the children to read.  Each night after the evening meal we slowly work through a word letter by letter, then a couple words till they just picked up a book and started reading on their own. That exercise was probably more beneficial to me than it was for the kids now that I think about it.

Feb 25, 2016 08:49 PM #30
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Sharon Tara
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I have so much to say on this:

I've been reading to my grandbabies since they were born. They all love books.

Jack who is in first grade read three books to me the other day. I couldn't be prouder!  Yes they are beginner books, but he shocked me with the words he knew and the ease at which he read the pages.

Back in October I shared the book that Jack and Thomas made using Storyjumper. Since then Zack has written a book too. I purchased both books and the quality is fabulous. 

Zack is currently writing a book by hand....all by himself (the spelling is quite funny) and he's even doing the illustrations by hand too. We are going to publish is using Storyjumper when he is done.

I don't really have a favorite fairy tale, but I LOVE the tv show Once Upon a Time!

Feb 25, 2016 11:55 PM #31
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I'm kind of sorry that I missed fairytale day! I will be prepared next year! Good luck to everyone! :)

Feb 28, 2016 03:28 PM #32
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That sure was a lot to say! You were not kidding whatsoever and I admire that about you

Feb 28, 2016 03:30 PM #33
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I'm not sure these comments are going thriito properly and so I am asking...

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