Classic books for preschool children... Fairytales!

Reading, I think, is a great habit to foster early. What way better to do that than with some engaging stories with great lessons?

The time-honored classics are tried and true hits, and you can usually find them for free or very cheap which is definitely a plus. The Kindle store has all sorts of free stuff as far as classics go.. Same with Google books.

How about...

The “colored” fairy tale books? I have the Red Fairy Tale Book that I'm saving for my future children. I think I found it at a used book store.

There's a book of short stories by JRR Tolkien to that contain great lessons.

The Grimm's Fairytales, of course.

All the Disney versions of the fairytales like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Alladin.

The Ugly Duckling
Rapunzel
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Rumpelstiltskin
Little Red Riding Hood
Thumbelina
The Gingerbread Man

All of Aesop's Fables

Bambi
The Adventures of Pinnochio
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Jack and the Beanstalk
Puss in Boots

There are less popular ones too...

The Juniper Tree
How the Dragon Was Tricked
The Nettle Spinner
The Old Woman in the Wood
The Ridere of Riddles

And tons more. I found a whole list of fairy tales with their date, country of origin, and author if it's known.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fairy_tales

I think it'd be neat to read kids fairy tales related to their heritage... so for my and my husband's kids... Scottish, Irish, and Welsh.

Brewery of Eggshells
The Daughter of the Skies
The Light Princess
The Norka

What sorts of classic fairy tales do you read to your kids?

What fairy tales originate from your ancestors? (If you don't know, you can go to the wiki, click ctrl+F to search, type a country and press enter. It should show you plenty!)

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