“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
– Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein understood the brilliance of reading fairy tales aloud to children. He believed that Fairy tales could pave the way towards intelligence and intellectual growth.
Einstein believed creativity and the development of the imagination to be the most essential elements of intellectual development. He claimed that the equipment of the true scientist was a fully developed imagination. As such, Einstein thought that reading fairy tales aloud to children was the fastest way to develop a child’s intellect by way of the imagination.
I’m thinking Einstein was onto..something!!
There is a lot of research that backs the basic fairy tale as a great source of learning and development for your children.
Here are 8 reasons fairy tales will make your kids brilliant:
💜 Fairy Tales teach morals and help children discover right from wrong.
💜 Fairy Tales give adults a chance to introduce critical thinking skills
💜They build vocabulary and introduce children to culturally rich language.
💜Fairy Tales build imagination.
💜 While bad things happen in fairy tales, most provide the ideal that in the end good will win.
💜Fairy Tales introduce big emotions in a safe environment.
💜 Fairy Tales provide an entire story structure (plot, setting, characters, inciting events, climax, and resolution) in a relatively short story.
💜 Fairy Tales are Engaging
Of COURSE Usborne Books & More brings Fairy tales to a whole new level with a wide range age appropriate crafted versions, unmatched illustrations of our Illustrated Stories (8 -13 years old) and fascinating “peek inside” interactive flap book options (3 years old+) ! You can find them all here!
Fairy tale heroines!!!
Have a little girl that LOVEs Disney’s Frozen and the empowerment of our young heroines? You MUST take a peek at “Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls”. This collection is based on eight traditional folk and fairy tales which haven’t become as well known as, for example, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, partly perhaps because their heroines didn’t meet Victorian ideals of beauty, passivity, and innocence. Fairy tales come from an oral tradition, so they were always changing — until the Victorians wrote them down, when they stayed the same for many years. To have meaning today, it’s important that fairy tales change with the times. So in this series, after their heroic and clever deeds, the girls don’t always end up getting married and settling down. They go off and have other adventures of their own. Every story may not end in instant marriage, but good triumphs over evil and there is always a happy ending.
Stories included are: Kate Crackernuts, Snow White and Rose Red, The Sleeping Prince, Maid Maleen, Clever Molly, The Unusual Princess, A Cloak of Rushes, and Tam Lin.
Get your copy of “Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls” (7 years +) here!