Einstein Recommended Fairy Tales

Let’s here it in support of fantasy and faeries!

Whimsical Words

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein

A fan of fairy tales since I was three, I agree with Einstein! I read fairy tales along with lots of other books to my kids when they were small, and now read to my grandkids. Fantasy, whether fairy tales or other corners of the genre, encourages readers to lose themselves in another world where tough moral issues can be dealt with and not seem too “real.”

I wrote an essay, Fairy Stories, Magic, and Monsters, published in the Little Patuxent Review, on why we like make believe worlds. I’ve posted the entire essay on my website for you to enjoy.

How do you feel about fairy tales?

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2 Responses to “Einstein Recommended Fairy Tales”

  1. clover58 Says:

    Fairy tales are always fun, a chance to dream of other things.

    • writerraebeth Says:

      And fairy tales are ways to face real life issues once removed. Maybe get at something painful without being destroyed by it and then applying knowledge learned to the next issue in a person’s life.

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