Let's Celebrate National Tell a Fairy Tale Day!
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Did you know that every February 26th is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day? I didn't either but I'm so glad I found out. While I love a fairy tale every day of the year I'm very excited to share with you a few of my very favorite books and even a few fun toys for this special day.
I have always thought of Fairy Tales to be princess inspired stories filled with Prince Charming and fabulous castles. However, the Dictionary tells us it's a story containing any magical or imaginary beings or lands. Those are a few of my very favorite things. Magical and Imaginary!
Imagination is a gift we can give our children that will last them a lifetime and can inspire greatness. It can take us to places we can only visit in our minds. As a young girl I was the owner of a imaginary horse stable full of Little Ponies and attended Sweet Valley High in my spare time. If you couldn't find me everyone new to check my calendar because we were busy gals over at The Baby Sitters Club!
Feed their imagination with toys that don't talk to them. Let them be all the characters. Read to them and have them close their eyes and picture the magic lands in the story. It's a gift to be part of the story and you can give it to them.
The Nursery and Fairy Tale Collection from Mary Engelbreit is one of my all time favorites because I love her illustrations. Just so unique and beautiful.
I also really enjoy Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker: A Peek-Through Story. This brings a different view on the fables and fairy tales we all love.
Who doesn't love the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The classics never grow old! The great thing with this book is that it comes with this awesome house. I absolutely love it! Storytime Toys makes this series of toys themed to classic fairy tales and they are truly amazing and timeless. Hansel and Gretels candy house is one of my favorites and you just have to check it out!
If you Love a Fairy Tale is a new adaptation of Cinderella and Snow White. Fabulous story and beautiful artwork really brings the story to life.
There are so many great books and characters today and we often forget to share the stories we learned as children.
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Three Little Pigs
- Little Red Hen
- Henny Penny (Personal favorite!)
- Three Billy Goats Gruff
- Little Red Riding Hood
- The Boy who Cried Wolf
- The Frog Prince
Just to name a few!
We love bricks and blocks around this house and when I found this Wooden Block Princess Castle I didn't hesitate to pick it up. They also have this cool Knights Castle if you have a little King Arthur in your family!
It sometimes seems as if Fairy Tales are for girls but there is nothing better then a good book at dragons and knights to make your little guy happy.
The book Me and My Dragon is such a funny book your little guy will be in stitches! Great illustration.
Mercer Mayer has been writing children's books for decades. He's been writing and illustrating children's books since 1966 and is the creator of the Little Critters. I'm sure you've seen his work before and you may not even know it. The book The Bravest Knight was originally written in 1968 and was called Terrible Trolls. It's been given a face lift with new illustration and vivid colors. I highly recommend this book for the little knight in your home!
If you enjoy the book series called, "There as an old lady" who swallowed all sorts of crazy things you will love There Was an Old Dragon who Swallowed a Knight. He's swallowing up the entire kingdom one piece at a time!
Dress up isn't just for little girls so be sure to pick up this super cute Knights Costume by Melissa and Doug so your little guy can slay dragons in style!