I love the quote by Albert Einstein that says, “If you want to make your children intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want to make them even more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
There is a great article you can check out here that explains why fairy tales make our children brilliant. Fairytales teach our children morals, foster their imagination, introduce new vocabulary, and are fun and engaging to read.
I’ve put together a list of great collections of fairy tales from my Usborne Books & More page to read with your children.
These stories include Sleeping Beauty, The Emperor and the Nightingale, Beauty and the Beast, The Dragon Painter, The Frog Prince, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Swan Princess and The Emperor’s New Clothes.
Stories include “Hansel and Gretel”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Rumpelstiltskin”, “Tom Thumb” and “The Frog Prince” as well as a short biography of the brothers themselves.
This classic collection of Hans Christian Andersen’s tales includes his best-loved characters: Thumbelina, the Ugly Duckling, the Little Mermaid, the Snow Queen, and many more.
This is a great collection of fables. There also is an illustrated classics version with 30 stories.
This is a great book your beginning reader can read to you! You could also read this together as it is a dual reader, which means it has simpler text on the top part of the page and longer text on the bottom. This combined volume contains the following titles: Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Sleeping Beauty, and Three Little Pigs.
A beautiful gift book containing nine stories to read aloud to young children – Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Tom Thumb, The Genie in the Bottle, The Stonecutter, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Roly-Poly Rice Ball, Dick Whittington, The King’s Pudding, and The Tin Soldier.
Peek Inside Series:
Nibbles is a book monster who chomps his way through the fairy tales of Golidlocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Bean Stalk.
Mix and Match your favorite fairy tale characters to create a new one!
Picture Book Series:
There are individual fairy tale books that can be purchased for $9.99 or there is a box set where you get 20 books for $69.99.
Let your children act our Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding hood with these paper masks while you read them the story.