Classic Fairy Tales for Kids
If only life were a Fairy Tale… how magnificent it would be!
Alas! We can at best hope for things like ‘Fairytale Weddings’ and the like. For a mere glimpse into the magical world that we all grew up loving as children. That’s the great thing about these fables, that have been collected from various cultures around the world. They make us believe in the possibility of magic in an all-too-real existence.
In this article you will find some truly Classic Fairy Tales for Kids, that will not only take your kids on a fun trip to FantasyLand, but also leave them with some pretty powerful moral advice.
Firstly, a look at why it is absolutely essential to read fairy tales to our children.
The Importance of Fairy Tales for Kids
Fairy Tales are more important for those young minds, than you might have thought. Here are some reasons why these tables are ever important.
They help children handle problems
Kids learn from the characters in stories, connecting to their very own insecurities and anxieties. This helps them deal with similar situations in their own lives.
They develop a child’s imagination
Hear it from the genius himself! Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”
They Teach Important Life Lessons
As you will come to see from the list of fairy tales we have specially curated for you, these powerful fables have many moral lessons to teach kids.
They teach the Basics of Storytelling
Fairy Tales are a great way to teach concepts Like Story Development and Conflict Resolution. Moreover, it helps kids differentiate between fiction and non-fiction stories.
They enrich a child’s imagination
Last but not the least, fairytales stretch the limits of a child’s imagination. The world we live in today has become quite a scary place. However, fairy tales remind children to always look on the bright side, and bask in the beauty and wonder of that same world.
The Best Fairy Tales for Kids
Each fairy tale presented below, makes for a short story that’s an essential addition to our list of the most famous stories for kids.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the best Preschool Fairy Tales that will make that bedtime ritual, something your child will look forward to.
The Three Little Pigs
Young children will find this fairy tale completely enthralling. It’s the story of three little pigs, who head out to make their way in the world. Things take a turn when a bad wolf comes along and bullies each pig. However, he finds his match when he tries to blow down the home of the third little pig.
Age Group: 0 to 3.
Moral Lesson: Hard work and perseverance pays off at the end. The laziness of the first two pigs is what led to their houses being blown down, after all.
Jack and The Beanstalk
Another classic fairy tale, this one tells the tale of a Magical Beanstalk. Children will be intrigued to find out what happens to Jack, as he climbs up the beanstalk and finds a castle in the sky. Can he manage to browbeat the giant and take away his riches?
Age Group: 3 to 7.
Moral Lesson: Take advantage of the opportunities life hands you. After all, Jack is taking a massive risk, by exchanging his cow for the beans.
The Sleeping Beauty
This classic fairy tale makes for one of the most famous stories for kids of all time. It’s the captivating story of a princess, a wicked fairy and a spell that puts the entire kingdom to sleep.
Ages: 3 to 7.
Moral Lesson: Love conquers all.
This one’s a tale about a miller’s daughter who strikes a deal with a little magical man that ultimately gets her in trouble. To escape, she has to guess the name of the man in three days. Or else, lose her baby!
Ages: 4 to 8.
Moral Lesson: Always tell the truth, and take responsibility for your actions.
How can one possibly not find something to love, in this classic rags-to-riches story of a young servant girl who finds true love? Not forgetting to mention, of course, the magical Fairy Godmother who whisks her off to win the heart of a handsome prince.
Ages: 2 to 6.
Moral Lesson: To always have courage, and be kind.
Hansel and Gretel
This one’s sure to tug at the heartstrings of your little one. A story about a brother and sister who are abandoned by their stepmother to die in the woods, as the family is running short on food. Their attempt at survival leads them to a house in the woods made entirely of syrupy candies, and a garden full of lollipops.
Ages: 2 to 6.
Moral Lesson: Never trust strangers, even if they treat you well.
While Pinocchio might be happy to be alive, he would give anything to become a real boy. What he wants the most, is a regular nose that doesn’t grow longer every time he tells a lie. Relying on his conscience, Pinocchio must learn to be honest and kind, before his wish can be granted.
Ages: 3 to 7.
Moral Lesson: Disobedience does not pay.
Little Red Riding Hood
Another great classic, this one’s the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, who is on her way to her grandma’s house in the woods. On the way she meets a scheming wolf, who, unbeknownst to her, is planning to devour both her and her grandmother.
Ages: 3 to 8.
Moral Lesson: We should never trust strangers.
At EuroKids, Storytelling holds an important place in our Teaching Stable. We believe that the real magic of Fairy Tales lies in their allowing young children to experience things in their minds, before they encounter them in the real world out there.