Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten ‘must reads’ within each one.
The themes covered include:
- Books for babies
- Literature for the very young
- Narrative fiction
- Books in translation
- Picture books
- Graphic texts
Early years professionals, childcare professionals, and teachers working with children from the nursery stage to 14 years will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.
Chapter 5: Traditional Tales: The Bedrock of Storytelling
Traditional Tales: The Bedrock of Storytelling
When traditional stories are mentioned, fairy tales such as ‘Cinderella’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Snow White’ are often what first spring to mind. Way ...