Children’s Book Store Recommended Reads: Fairy Tails (Tales) Animals and childhood

What childhood is complete without embedded memories of bears and billy goats, of little red hens and lost sheep, of animal musicians and traveling to strange towns and places.

What’s the common theme here?

Easy, animals.  If you haven’t noticed so far, the majority of children love animals.  Why not bring those whimsical little tales to life with a series of traditional fairy tales?

Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  The Three Little Pigs.  Aesop’s Fables for Children.  Take a little trip to the deep south and read the Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit.  As parents, we know that childhood is such a fleeting time, a wispy little pocket of tiny fingers and toes, sucking thumbs and dragging blankets.

“Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.”

Red Skelton

Chances are most of us have grown out of our childish ways, but you can honor that mystique of childhood with these memorable stories.

Create that bedtime ritual, early and often.  These timeless classics are instrumental in shaping and molding these very earliest of memories.  Venture along with the characters as they usually find themselves in often sticky situations.  Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

Probably all of us, if we’re honest.  Who really wants to eat porridge that’s too hot or too cold?  Don’t we always want things in life that are, just right?

Of course, we do.

Reading each day to your children creates a sense of stability and comfort.  Is there anything cozier than a blanket, a parent, a child and a good book? Story time is family time.