“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
I remember as a child whenever the first line of the book started with ‘Once upon a time’ my mind would get transported to a different world as did the words ‘Happily ever after’.
From bedtime stories whispered by parents to the pages of beautifully illustrated books, enchanting tales hold a special place in childhood memories. But besides being entertaining, fairytales play a profound and meaningful role in shaping the dreams and aspirations of young minds.
Listening to stories about warrior princesses or Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty, or pretending to be a knight fighting the dragons and 6-legged enormous spiders or wanting to be strong like Hulk and save the world – these stories are full of fantasy.
But fairytales are not just a form of entertainment; they play a crucial role in shaping the dreams and aspirations of children. There are moments when parents might prefer their children to engage with practical books or toys, dismissing the whimsical as unimportant. However, I’ve come to realize that fairy tales offer so much more than whimsy.
They aren’t just about knights in shining armour and damsels in distress. When kids are exposed to fairy tales, they are exposed to a world of wonder and possibility. Let’s dig a little deeper into the magic of fairy tales and discover what else they have to offer!”
What Do Fairy Tales Help Kids Learn
Love for Reading:
Fairy tales are often a child’s first introduction to the joy of reading. Their magical and engaging nature can instil a love for storytelling and literature that lasts a lifetime.
Learn To Dream Big
They are exposed to worlds where anything is possible – where animals talk, wishes come true, and good triumphs over evil. These stories ignite their imagination and inspire them to believe in the power of their own dreams. They can role-PLAY and become as strong as Hulk or turn themselves into fire-breathing dragons. When they PLAY & have fun it makes everything real for them and you can just see their faces light up.
Moral Values & Ethics
Stories often feature characters who must make moral choices and face the consequences of their actions. Through these stories, children learn about the concepts of right and wrong, empathy, kindness, and the importance of making ethical decisions. For example, if you have the Disney Sleeping Beauty Aurora Castle House, your child has the power of imagination to make the Princess Aurora story whatever they think it should be. No boundaries to their creativity right?
Every story/fairytale is rife with challenges and other roadblocks that heroes and heroines must overcome. Children learn problem-solving skills by identifying and analyzing these challenges and considering possible solutions.
Vocabulary and Language Skills:
Reading, role-playing and just listening to stories and fairy tales can have a significant impact on a child’s vocabulary. It helps expand their language skills, improve comprehension, and enhance their ability to express themselves.
Let’s celebrate the magic of fairy tales as we encourage our little ones to dream big. Invest in LEGO® bricks that will nurture their imagination & grow into confident individuals who believe in themselves and never stop dreaming.
Disney Sleeping Beauty Aurora Castle Play Set PlayHouse Figure Doll
We all love the story of Sleeping Beauty aka Aurora. Everyone loves a little fairytale magic in their lives. This set is perfect for that. The bright colours make it look attractive.
Age: 3 + years
Cole’s Earth Dragon
The playset includes Cole, armed with a golden katana, and the skeleton warrior Bone Scorpio, who is armed with a scythe. There is also a 6-legged scorpion creature. When kids succeed in their challenge and win the battle, they are rewarded with a Strength banner to display from the dragon
Age: 7 years +
LEGO® Hulk Buster Smash Kit
Topple Scarlet Witch with super-jumping Iron Man and free the mighty Hulk. How are you going to do that? Let the kids figure out the solution to those little problems.
Age: 7 years +