Traditions And Customs
Historically, the elders used to tell younger people stories of legends, superheroes, gods, and happenings from their life. They were not only a good source of entertainment but were also a way to transfer history from one generation to the next. Children often find inspiration and knowledge about their ancestors.
Asking kids to narrate their favorite fairy tales of mermaids, princes, witches, gnomes, elves, a magical world, and anything that they can come up with is a way to help boost their confidence. Kids might share their own versions of 'Little Red Riding Hood', stories about a talking animal, a household tale, or anything else; this will all help their development. While oral storytelling has been passed on from generation to generation, reading written fairy tales revolving around different myths and characters, such as the classic princess in distress or 'Goldylocks and The Three Bears' is also very enthralling.
Ways To Observe Or Celebrate National Tell A Fairy Tale Day
Fairy tales are something that all children like to hear; reading fairy tales sets a path for a habit of reading for kids. Before the 17th century, the stories that were considered fairy tales were very complex and not suitable for kids. They were mainly meant for adults. Earlier fairy tales were those of the community legends, their bravery, and historical episodes, but as time changed, they transformed. As before, the stories were delivered in oral form, so no one can be 100% sure that the stories we read today are exactly the same as they happened. Now, fairy tales are of a genre made especially for kids, involving fantastical characters and how they overcome their fears.
Thus, on this day, one can make these storytellings more fun by building a bonfire or even a small storytelling party.
Asking questions and playing games involving a fairy tale will make sure that the audience is listening carefully and is engaged thoroughly in the story.
Voice modulation can make a great difference. If the storyteller uses different voices for different characters, then the audience will probably enjoy this more and the story will be anything but boring.
Have a fun time with friends and family. While this is a good day for kids to enjoy some fairy tales, adults can also have a good time reminiscing about their childhood days and the stories they read.
Asking kids to dress up or hosting a theme-based event can also be a fun way to celebrate this day.
Facts And Stats
- National Tell A Fairy Tale Day is celebrated by the citizens of the USA on February 26 every year.
- 'Cinderella', 'Snow White', 'Rapunzel', and 'Little Red Riding Hood' are a few world-famous fairy tales that some people may read on this day.
- National Tell A Fairy Tale Day also helps to encourage a habit of reading among children.