5 Reasons Why Fairy Tales Make A Good Read For Children

“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

We all have grown up listening to Fairy Tales. When it comes to children’s stories books, the names that immediately come to our minds are stories like Peter Pan, The Lion King, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and such. All these books have one thing in common- the happily ever after.

However, these stories have a lot more than just happy endings. Small things that are essential in a child’s upbringing like moral lessons, enhancing creativity along with imagination and reasoning skills are also instilled in a child through these stories.

Here are the reasons as to why it is essential to introduce fairy tales to a child :

1. Problem-solving skills in a positive manner : 

From the situations that the characters in the story are in and the manner in which they handle the situation, a child will learn how to handle a real-life situation. Skills like critical thinking, handling stress and overlook anxieties will be picked up by a child.

2. Teaching right from a wrong : 

From the situations that the characters in the story are in and the manner in which they handle the situation, a child will learn how to handle a real-life situation. Skills like critical thinking, handling stress and overlook anxieties will be picked up by a child.

3. Boost the child’s imagination : 

How far a child’s imagination runs can never be estimated by us adults. In certain age, a child’s imagination is a key factor in making them the way parents want them to be. Thus fairy tales help in boosting a child’s imagination, cultural and moral literacy and also small life lessons.

4. Obstacles can be overcome by ordinary characters : 

A famous quote says“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” Thus children are taught that Everything is Possible.

5. Help in dealing with emotions 

Fairy tales help a child in dealing with anxiety. However, a well-known child psychologist, Bruno Bettelheim who has done specialization in how important fairy tales are for a child, is unable to explain how exactly a fairy tale helps to deal anxiety.

Thus, do remember that no matter what age your child is, he is never old for a beautiful fairy tale!

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