Fairy Tales Great Food for The Imagination
I wanted to write a bit today on how much I believe in a child using him/hers imagination. I feel
like today things have gotten so far out of hand with kids and giving them all the games and devices
and electronics that they do not get the chance to use the imagination and truly get into the play of
things. Busy lifestyles force us to not spend the time in the imaginative worlds with our children
because well, we are busy. It is so easy to let this important thing fall through the cracks.
Imagination is so important to a child's growth and understanding and just becoming a strong
independent grown up one day.
I feel that kids do not get the opportunities to use their imaginations enough! That is why I feel
fairy tales are a great way to give them imaginative. What child does not love watching their favorite
fairy tale unfold or feeling like they are the most beautiful princess just like the famous Disney
Princess', or better yet BEING their favorite Princess on stage and capturing the photos to prove it!
I found a great article Here that talks of the wonderful things fairy tales can do for children. One
of the smartest men we know knew it years ago as his famous quote stated:
"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 would add to let them BE in Fairy Tales as well to that list. I see the eyes sparkle as they are on
stage getting their photos done and being as close to the character in their minds as they possibly
can. I see those smiles and the lit up faces as I take their photos. They bring the character to life in
their own unique ways and their personalities shine through in the photos.
I love capturing these precious
moments that seem to fade way too fast in this fast paced world we live in. They are little but for a
short time and then we turn around and they are all grown up. Then before we know it they are
married and have babies of their own. Too fast it passes us by... Let us let them be little, let them
shine, let them sparkle, let them be a child, Let them be innocent,Let them be a queen or Princess for
that moment. Let their imaginations soar and BE what they want to BE even if for a moment. You
will never regret giving them that time and that moment and you and they can remember that special
moment for the rest of you're lives.... Enjoy today! We are not promised tomorrow..... Let us love
fairy tales, Let us live fairy tales, let us imagine!
"5 Reasons Why Fairy Tales Are Good for Children | Scottish Book Trust." Scottish Book Trust | Promoting Reading, Writing and Literature in Scotland, www.scottishbooktrust.com/blog/reading/2014/06/5-reasons-why-fairy-tales-are-good-for-children.