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ERIC Number: EJ960053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Lost Opportunities: Rediscovering Fairy Tales
Wipf, Joan Brogan; Da Ros-Voseles, Denise
Library Media Connection, v30 n4 p26-28 Jan-Feb 2012
The power of fairy tales resonates with children around the world. Fairy tales connect children on an emotional level that can help guide them through the complexities of everyday life. The tales provide stories rich in cultural heritage and the human condition, stories that not only delight children but also instruct. Because fairy tales state problems briefly and the characters are simple, children can understand them. Fairy tales present characters who are good and bad. Children identify with the good and reject the bad. Fairy tales bring order to the world and help children understand themselves better. Increased awareness of the value of fairy tales could result in a resurgence of interest in reading. The rediscovery of age-old tales filled with emotion and meaning can once again enrich the lives of children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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