Everybody loves fairy tales. They allow us to forget our stress and everyday problems. Kids are no different, because they’re
For hundreds of years spiritual truths have been handed down from generation to generation disguised as fairy tales. The
written word wasn’t part of our civilization yet so legends, morals and skills were taught through the passing of the
word. These stories tell young children that life is full of challenges that can be overcome. Kids learn about truths, virtues
and integrity through the animals who speak in Aesop’s Fables.
Children don’t ask themselves: "Do I want to be a good person or a bad person?" Instead they learn from role models
and fairy tales. They learn that goodness is its own reward and evil will be punished.
Some people object to the violence in fairy tales and insist they be taken out of schools. This "violence" is simply teaching
that there is both good and bad in the world and there will always be an inner struggle between the two. They learn that if
they’re honest, sincere and help others that good always triumphs.
To remove these wonderful teaching tools would eliminate a rich source of moral literature that encourages children to
live lives of truth, beauty and goodness.