The World of Fairytales – Lessons As We See It! 

You probably remember hearing fairytales from your parents and grandparents as a child. They were told to you as bedtime stories that would help you fall asleep at night. But did you know that these stories have more meaning and lessons than just being entertaining? 

The World of Fairytales - Lessons As We See It

Fairy Tales are important because they teach children lessons about life that they can use later on in their lives. This article will look at some of the most popular children’s classic fairy tales and what major lessons they teach us about life! 

If that’s something you’d like to learn for yourself or the sake of your kids, then keep on reading…

Fairytales Teach About Kindness and Compassion

Cinderella: This story is about a young girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. The fairy godmother helps Cinderella find love and kindness in the world.

Beauty and the Beast: The Beast imprisons Belle’s father because he refuses to give up his land. However, Belle risks her life to save her father from the wolves. She even showed empathy to the beast and showed that love, kindness, and compassion are strong emotions to bring out the best in others.

Snow White: The queen tried everything she could think of to kill Snow White because she wanted all of her beauty for herself. But it didn’t work! The moral is that kindness will get you far in life instead of vanity. The evil queen in Snow White is obsessed with vanity, and it messes with her mentality. But, the good-hearted Snow White made friends and met a prince who supported her and loved her.

Fairytales Teach About Bravery and Courage

In fairy tales, bravery and courage are often rewarded. Jack and the Beanstalk, for example, Jack destroys the giant and wins his fortune by being brave. In The Three Little Pigs – one of the most popular children’s stories ever written. We see how each pig learns from his mistakes: one builds poorly; the other slacks in efforts too. When it comes time to save himself from being eaten by the wolf (who happens to be disguised as a big bad wolf), the pigs learn from past mistakes, accept their oversight, and build themselves a strong house made out of bricks!

Fairytales Teach About Perseverance and Resilience

The stories of The Little Old Lady Who Lived In A Shoe and The Ugly Duckling are examples of how fairy tales teach children about perseverance and resilience. In these stories, the main characters have to overcome obstacles in order to achieve their goals. 

For example, the old lady was living in a shoe with her family happily until a giant threatened to stomp on her house if they didn’t go by what he said.  But the old lady and her family were resilient; they didn’t back down. Instead stood against the giant to protect what was rightfully theirs. This shows that no matter how many challenges you have to face, if you pursue your goals and do your best to achieve them, the sky’s the limit. 

In The Ugly Duckling, everyone except the mother duck boos and rejects one duckling because he does not look like his brothers or sisters. But with time, patience, and the right friends by his side, the ugly duckling realized that there was so much more to him than he thought. He emerges as the Swan – which represents beauty in most fairy tales. 

Fairytales Teach About Humility and Respect

Fairy Tales teach children about humility and respect. Some of the most famous fairy tales include The Frog Prince and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Each of these stories has a lesson that teaches children about humility and respect.

The lesson is found in The Frog Prince; a frog meets a young woman and requests her to kiss him so he can become human again. Of course, it was awkward for the girl to have to kiss a frog, but she did it anyway to help the prince. 

Likewise, in the tale of Emperor’s New Clothes, everyone kept quiet and didn’t overstep to go against the King except a kid who thought to save the King from making a fool of himself in front of the whole town. He alerted the King of the scam and saved him from further shame!

Fairytales Teach About Love and Friendship

Fairytales teach about love and friendship. In Rapunzel, an evil witch keeps a young woman captive in a tower because she wants to use her hair as a ladder to climb down from the tower. The prince falls in love with Rapunzel and eventually frees her from captivity. 

In Hansel and Gretel, the parents abandon their children in the woods. But the kids were smart. They find their way home by helping each other to run away from the witch. Similarly, in The Three Princes and the Frog, the youngest prince finds his match by putting forward friendship, kindness, and love in the most unorthodox way possible.

Fairytales Teach About Honesty and Integrity

In the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a young shepherd boy is habitual of lying. He repeatedly lies about a wolf attacking him. When he finally tells the truth, no one believes him, and he gets punished for his dishonesty.

In The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, an old man finds himself with an egg-laying goose that produces one golden egg every day until its death. He sells it to a greedy king, who kills it after getting all of its eggs. This teaches us that greed can lead to destruction and ruin in our lives if we let it take over our hearts and minds. 

The Fisherman and His Wife also demonstrate how honesty plays an important role in our lives. When the fisherman catches more fish than usual one day (thanks to his wife), he decides not to share them with anyone else because he doesn’t want anyone else to know about his good fortune. However, this decision backfires, and he ends up losing his boat in a storm. 

Take Away

These are just a few aspects of what fairytales and good bedtime stories can bring to the table. This goes without saying that not every piece of content on the internet is meant for kids, even though it is marketed that way. 

But finding the right channels and pathways to learn about fairytales and enjoy bedtime stories is a world that every child should experience. There’s so much more to offer and so much more to receive. So come join Family Roberto on Blog and Youtube, which is a child-safe space. We design and produce 3D animated videos of classic fairy tales with modern twists and moral lessons. 

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