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Fairytales Teach…Part Three

Are fairytales any good any more for modern audiences, for kids, for schools, for life? The fairytale has taken somewhat of a beating of late. Thought to be too “this” or “that,” it’s easy to miss the teachable moments in the middle of trying to seek balance in these older stories…or the new ones being made. Here are a few of our thoughts. This is the third posting in the series. You can see the first post at this link now. The second post is at this link here. The illustrations in this collection are from our “Apples for the Princess” kid’s book. Please feel free to Pin or Book or Tweet or link to us on social media. More thoughts after the pictures…

7. Fairytales teach that you might find the answers in surprising places and people.
fairytales teach that you might find the answers in surprising places and people applesfortheprincess.com

8. Fairytales teach that you really can’t control everything.
Fairytales teach that you really can't control everything. applesfortheprincess.com

9. Fairytales teach that a simple solution might be all you need.
Fairytales teach that a simple solution might be all you need. applesfortheprincess.com

It’s important, we think, that we understand that nothing children (especially) encounter is done in a vacuum of experience. As parents, we need to actively engage in all media from ancient tales to modern phone screens. What is your child seeing? All media can be used to teach, even the moments that you think the child “isn’t ready for.” Engage. Look at your kids. Tell them fairytalesor read them. 🙂 .

If you found this series of posts to be helpful, we hope you’ll consider picking up an affordable copy of Michelle’s book in paperback or Kindle. Thank you.

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Fairytales Teach…..Part Two

Are fairytales any good any more for modern audiences, for kids, for schools, for life? The fairytale has taken somewhat of a beating of late. Thought to be too “this” or “that,” it’s easy to miss the teachable moments in the middle of trying to seek balance in these older stories…or the new ones being made. Here are a few of our thoughts. This is the second posting in the series. You can see the first post at this link now. Part Three is linked at the bottom of this post. The illustrations in this collection are from our “Apples for the Princess” kid’s book. Please feel free to Pin or Book or Tweet or link to us on social media. More thoughts after the pictures…

4. Fairytales teach that life requires a journey.
Fairytales teach that life requires a journey. http://www.applesfortheprincess.com

5. Fairytales teach that things are not always what they seem.
Fairytales teach that not everything is at it first appears. applesfortheprincess.com

6. Fairytales teach that even those who live in castles have problems.
Fairytales teach that even those who live in castles can have big problems. applesfortheprincess.com

It’s important, we think, that we understand that nothing children (especially) encounter is done in a vacuum of experience. As parents, we need to actively engage in all media from ancient tales to modern phone screens. What is your child seeing? All media can be used to teach, even the moments that you think the child “isn’t ready for.” Engage. Look at your kids. Tell them fairytalesor read them. 🙂 .

GO to Part Three at this link now.

If you found this series of posts to be helpful, we hope you’ll consider picking up an affordable copy of Michelle’s book in paperback or Kindle. Thank you.

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Apples for the Princess (Soon!)

Cover of Apples for the Princess book“Apples for the Princess” is our first “children’s” book from storyteller and author K. Sean Buvala. His wife, Michelle Buvala (Mesquite Tree Studio), has illustrated this kid’s book in watercolor and cut-paper compositions. Scheduled for release on October 2, 2015, the book will initially be available in both Kindle™ and paperback versions.

To learn more about this book, please join the “Small Tooth Publishing Group” Email list using the form to the left. We usually release a text-based Email about twice a month, an Email that is respectful of your time. As an added bonus, we’ll toss in an occasional drawing for prizes, too. For privacy information (your info is never shared, sold, rented or distributed) and the like, please see our CONTACT page. Thank you for your interest in “Apples for the Princess.”

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