“If you want to make your children intelligent read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales”.
These are words of the quintessential modern genius, none other than Albert Einstein. Very rightly so, fairy tales and stories tend to accelerate the growth of the human mind in infancy and early years. They fuel the imagination of children and make them believe in the extraordinary feat the human mind is capable of achieving.
Another similar quote around fairy tales is one of Neil Gaiman– “Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us that dragons exist but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated.”
So, here’s a list of 10 fairy tales/stories that your child needs to have in his/ her collection.
Jungle Book – This book is a truckload of adventures and inventions and is an apt choice to spark and fuel the imagination of your kid. Written by Rudyard Kipling it’s a story of a boy called Mowgli raised by wolves in the woods and his fight with the king of the jungle tiger Sher Khan.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Listed in one to the greatest books to have and penned by Mark Twain, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the story of a rebel and runaway slave who seeks liberation.
The Lie Tree– Awarded as the winner of overall Cost book Awards recently, it’s a true original and the lead female character of this book could be an apt role model for children while the book a great addition to their collection.
Toms Midnight Garden – Written by Philippa Pearce, it’s a story about a kid who goes to stay with his uncle and aunt, but things take a different turn as the clock strikes 13. He finds himself in a little garden with a little girl who comes from a different time zone. This book is sure to leave an impression of a lifetime and is considered to be one of the finest works of children’s literature.
Matilda by Roal Dahl – Though there are many books by Roald Dahl which need to be in the must-read list, Matilda is one of the more special ones, for the imaginative capabilities are on full throttle in this emotionally compelling and overwhelming story of a little girl and her struggle for love and escape.
There are umpteen books that your children should read before teenage and the above are just a few of them. Have you made reading a habit for your little ones yet!
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