Kids and adults love fairy tales: their ‘once upon a time’ set takes us away from every day life. Unlike legends, we don’t take them as fact – they’re just fun and engaging. Fairy tales usually have some sort of magic involved: whether it’s witches, fairies, goblins, dragons and talking animals.
Now that recordable books have become popular Hallmark has come out with a line of recordable fairy tales. Imagine your grandchild hearing your favorite fairy tale in your voice again and again! No doubt that tale will become their favorite as well.
|Classic Record a Story: Goldilocks and the Three BearsGoldilocks and the three bears is a classic fairy tale of a little girl who finds herself in the company of, you guessed it, three bears in a hut in the middle of a forest. It’s really a bear family: mom, dad and little bear. The three bears are good-natured, trusting, harmless, tidy, and hospitable.
The Goldilocks fairy tale is sweet and cute.
|Classic Record a Story: Little Red Riding HoodLittle Red Cap, also known as Little Red Riding Hood is a scary fairy tale about a girl and a Big Bad Wolf. I can still picture the hut and forest as it appeared in my mind when I heard that story as a child. I’m not sure our version was illustrated, but this one certainly is. The girl walks in the forest to her grandmother, but the grandmother has been eaten by a wolf who pretends to be her grandmother. The story is scary, but of course all ends well.
|Classic Record a Story: The Three Little PigsThree little pigs are sent out into the world to seek their fortune. The first pig builds a straw house, but the big bad wolf blows it over. The pig gets eaten. The second pig also builds a house that’s blown over, but the last pig builds a house that’s too strong for the wolf.
This classic fairy tale instills the values of hard work and planning ahead.
|Classic Record a Story: The Ugly DuckingIn the ugly duckling we find a duckling who is different from the other ducklings. However, the other ducklings grow up to be ducks, because the ugly duckling turns into a beautiful swan.
In this fairy tale of course we learn that being different may pass and that beauty can come as an adult.