Fairy Tale Day
National Tell a Fairy Tale Day is an unofficial holiday, that is annually celebrated on February 26th. This unusual and very interesting holiday gives an excellent opportunity to tell a fairy tale to your beloved children and enjoy your favorite fairy tales.
A fairy tale is a magic story, usually short with fantastic characters. A distinctive feature of a fairy tale is that it always has a happy ending: bad characters are finally punished, and the good ones live a happy life after all. Children learned about fairy tales from early childhood, even if they don’t know how to read by themselves yet.
This is all because fairy tales are the most common bedtime reading. Although the term “fairy tale” is dating to 1967, it is believed that some fairy tales existed over 6,000 years ago. And over the generations, they were passed on not only in writing but also orally. Analyzing the statistics, it becomes clear this genre is still in great request and conquers our hearts and imagination.
How to celebrate National Fairy Tale Day?
Once, a long time ago, someone came up with the idea of creating a beautiful magic story with a happy ending for their children, so that they could sleep well during the night. This is how the very first fairy tale was invented. And then the holiday everybody loved appeared.
On that day, of course, people usually tell or read fairy tales to their children. The family gets together in a cozy room, sits down on a sofa or bed, and reads the most interesting story to the children. Nowadays, everyone is used to watch cartoons on TV, instead of reading books. But so that your child learns to listen carefully, try to read more books to him, not only fairy tales but also books that provide knowledge about our world in general, for example, countries, animals, the latest inventions.
What’s more, you can also try to play the game “Tell a story”, when the children first read themselves and then in their own words tell it to you. This develops memory, as well as the child’s speech. Children will definitely like this kind of learning. Moreover, you can arrange a fairy-tale-themed party and compose your own fairy tale. For instance, children can choose the theme and characters, and then you will complete it.
But even if you don’t have children or they are not around now, then this is not a reason to miss the opportunity to celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day. It is more than okay to read these kinds of books all alone, no matter how old you are. Sit in a comfortable chair after a hard day at work, grab a cup of hot tea or cocoa and immerse yourself in this fairytale world of princes and princesses, witches and fairies, dragons and unicorns…Celebrating this day you will continue traditions thanks to which fairy tales are an important part of our life. They help us learn about the world and develop our ability to be creative. Happy National Fairy Tale Day!
Top-5 fairy classic fairy tales for children you can reread and enjoy today:
- Beauty and the Beast
- Sleeping Beauty
- Snow White
- Hansel and Gretel
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