What tales to read to children


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What tales to tell or read to your child? Children's departments of bookstores are overwhelmed with them.

Of course, parents will take into account the age and nature of the child. But with all the differences of children, the result should be the same – joy. Parents should be “wary of” books that will lead to emotional overstrain, irritation and cause a desire to make some noise.

If you decide to read a fairy tale by an unknown author, remember that you should first read it yourself, this would be the best option. After all, a book, for example, may not only not like, but also frighten a child.

The baby needs short and simple fairy tales in which young children are able to keep track of the plot. Of course, these are the very first fairy tales for all of us – Kolobok, Ryaba Hen, Teremok, Repka. They are for children of 1-3 years old: there are few heroes, the plot is simple and there are elements of repetition in it. For such children, fairy tales should be read slowly, singsong, trying on the roles of different heroes, intoning, grimacing. Emotional reading is important. In addition, small children will always be pleased with beautifully designed books, with large and bright pictures, not overloaded with details, trifles.

For children 3-6 years old fairy tales should have more complex content, but preferably, without complicated words and turns. Fairy tales in verses will be good – the children subconsciously like it, and soon the baby will begin to repeat lines from “Moidodyr”, “Flies-Tsokotukhi”, “Doctor Aibolit” or Marshak, Barto. A child of this age can begin to acquaint with such fairy tales as "The Three Little Pigs", "Cinderella", "Pinocchio", "Dunno". Fairy tales of the peoples of the world, as well as Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Bazhov, and some of Pushkin, are perfect for preschoolers. A fairy tale for these children really should be a lesson, to bring them benefits. It is necessary to monitor whether the child is aware of the meaning of the read. It would be nice to talk to him about it.

For younger students the choice of fairy tales is very wide. At the age of 7-10, children actively fantasize, so it’s good to choose books with heroes of about the same age – “Carlson, who lives on the roof,” the tales Astrid Lindgren and Gianni Rodari, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, all the fabulous stories by Alexander Volkov, Milne's tales, and, of course, Pushkin's tales.

At the age of 11 years and over the traditional fairy tale is replaced by fantasy and adventure. So, should appear Lewis Carroll, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Robert Stevenson, Conan Doyle and Kir Bulychev.

And the most important thing. Try to read with the children. At any age. It will be great to make this a pleasant family tradition. In addition, it helps to make friends.



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