So maybe Lil’ B won’t appreciate National Tell a Fairy Tale Day this year (unless she gets to eat the book) but reading is a wonderful gift to our children. I have been reading to my oldest son since he was just a baby…almost every day. He’s turned into a very successful reader, so successful that he’s actually reading above his grade level at school.
Here are some ideas for sharing National Tell a Fairy Tale Day with your children, no matter how old they are.
1. Share your favorite fairy tale with your kids. I wonder if Little Red Ridinghood will become our new favorite story since Lil’ B has red hair?
2. Play dress up and turn yourself and your children into characters from a favorite story. Big brother would have fun dressing up as the big bad wolf.
3. Have your kids put on a puppet show of their favorite fairy tale.
4. Help turn your child’s room into a scene from their favorite fairy tale.
5. Make a fairy tale inspired craft. I really like the Little Red Ridinghood toilet paper characters on DLTK’s website. What a great way to reuse those pesky TP rolls.
Sprout Baby online store has some cute eco-friendly toys that will help inspire your children to use their imagination. I really like PlanToys wooden tea set. Don’t forget to use coupon code SBBL055 at Sprout Baby and save 15% off your first purchase. I’m part of their Word of Mom program and can earn a little extra money if you enter that code when making your purchase (Thanks!). After you place your first purchase you can join the Word of Mom program too…look under their affiliate program.
Now, I think I need to go find a copy of Little Red Ridinghood for my Lil’ Red! What is your favorite fairy tale? What will you do to share National Tell a Fairy Tale with your kids today?