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A tale as old as time

A tale as old as time

Beauty and the Beast; a classic fairy-tale which is one of the many fairy tales children read and enjoy. There are others such as Cinderella, Snow White, Little Mermaid, Jack and the Beanstalk and many more. They’re just stories. But why are these stories brought to children at such a young age?

Classified as fiction, each imagination is given a different name; from Children’s story books to novels. Authors such as Ronald Dahl, Dr Seuss, JK Rowling, William Shakespeare and many authors have published their imagination to attract a certain group with their techniques from centuries. The reason why tales are introduced to children at a young age is that they are an introduction to imagination. From Fairy Godmother in Cinderella to Professor Dumbledore in Harry Potter, these characters bring in the joy, hope and enlightenment within children as they read and form their own analogies and imaginations for them, and then progress into imagining beyond.

Fairy tales, further progressing into novels, are one way to broaden the interests of a child in wanting to learn the language of English at young age. Many times, we are unable to understand what a child is saying to us or them not understanding what we are attempting to convey to them. When there’s a connection of books between the two, you can use analogies to elaborate your perspective.

So whilst the children are at home, get them interested in story-books. Get them interested in reading, followed by bringing the books to life by acting out certain characters as a play or search for animations of movies created for the stories they’re enjoying. It makes communication between adults and children more convenient as well as increasing their confidence levels with language and learning.

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