Fairy Tales Are Not Suitable Stories for Young Children.

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Have you ever wondered why your parents read you fairy tales to you as a child? Fairy tales are most certainly suitable for children. My main reasons to support this argument are, they let a child’s imagination run free, they teach children life lessons in an entertaining way and they require the child to see beyond the story to the true meaning of the fairy tale.

My first argument is that fairy tales let a child’s imagination run free. This is true, as young children need to be able to project their thoughts beyond themselves. This helps them to think outside the square and think differently, not just what they have been told, but more. Young children need to know how to express their thoughts and fairy tales develops the child’s mind for this exact reason!

My second argument is that fairy tales teach children life lessons in an entertaining way. A child needs to know how to handle problems. When a parent reads their child a fairy tale story they are learning how to be a good person. In fairy tales there is always a good and bad character. The child see how people can be bad, but in the end the good character is doing the right thing and the bad character isn’t, so they will end up being punished and then the happy ending happens with the good character in a happy mood.

My final argument is that fairy tales require the child to see beyond the story to the true meaning of the fairy tale. Fairy tales show children that there is not just one side to life but many sides. At times life is complicated, while other times it perfect. In fairy tales this happens, there is a complication and then a resolution. The child can learn from this as when you are growing up you will stumble across some complications, but you will always find a way to solve them even if it takes them a while, they will always find their ‘happy ending’!

Even though fairy tales can be unrealistic it still has a meaning and teaches the child an overall lesson and lets them be who they...
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