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Classic Fairy Tales in Board Books Create the Opportunity for Babies to Get Acquainted with Reading

Updated on April 10, 2017
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Classic Fairy Tales in Board Book Form to Introduce Your Baby to Reading

It is never too early to begin reading to young children and publishers are continuously adding new and classic books in the form of sturdy board books to give infants and toddlers the opportunity to have books of their own to hold and explore. Board books are made from sturdy cardboard and can endure even the roughest handling and chewing.

Silver Dolphin Books has introduced a group of classic fairy tales in the form of a board book that will delight your infant or toddler. This collection of fairy tales has sturdy pages that infants and toddlers will find easy to turn. The collection is of interest in that the pages contain special inserts that can be pushed or pulled to reveal special details. Some pages slide up to reveal a hidden picture that tells the story. Your infant or toddler will spend hours manipulating the special pages that hold special secrets in illustrations.

The collection of First Stories classic fairy tales include Cinderella and the story of Rapunzel. Beauty and the Beast is also a part of the collection. These three are perfect to introduce your infant or toddler to classic fairy tales and will provide hours of interactive reading. These stories are brought to life by the special inserts that can be pulled or pushed up to turn the Beast into the Prince, fit the glass slipper to Cinderella's foot, and let down Rapunzel's hair. All three fairy tales have a positive message for infants and toddlers. Dan Taylor contributes his talents as an illustrator with bright colors and beautifully illustrated details on each page.

Silver Dolphin Books is also introducing a delightful coloring book just in time for the premier of the Beauty and the Beast movie. Both children and adults will enjoy the coloring book that is compete with pictures, a variety of patterns and borders to color, and quotes from the story. The coloring book is also of interest in that it contains information about the story behind the story of Beauty and the Beast. The pages to color are illustrated in magnificent black and white lines.

Both the board book collection and the coloring book were published by Silver Dolphin Books. Cinderella has an ISBN of 978-1-62686-898-4. Beauty and the Beast has an ISBN of 978-1-62686-897-7. Rapunzel has an ISBN of 978-1-62686-900-4. The Beauty and The Beast coloring book has an ISBN of 978-1-62686-885-4.

Classic Fairy Tales in the Form of Sturdy Board Books

Sturdy board book to introduce infants and toddlers to the classics.
Sturdy board book to introduce infants and toddlers to the classics. | Source
Beautifully drawn illustrations in black and white will provide hours of coloring fun for both adults and children
Beautifully drawn illustrations in black and white will provide hours of coloring fun for both adults and children | Source

The Case for Both Board Books and Classic Fairy Tales

Board books are of special interest for introducing infants and toddlers to the joy of reading. These books that are constructed from sturdy cardboard can stand up to even the roughest handling. Infants and toddlers are also known for their exploration of books and other objects by chewing and tasting. Board books also stand up to chewing! These books are virtually impossible to destroy. The size of board books is also an attractive feature. Board books are smaller and easy for an infant or toddler to hold. Sturdier pages are easy to turn. Board books are also easy to store or pack into a bag for traveling with infants and toddlers.

Classic fairy tales to introduce to infants and toddlers also have positive appeal. Many parents have differing opinions about reading fairy tales to young children, but some such as these in the review can offer positive messages to young children.

Fairy tales can improve imagination and develop critical thinking. Fairy tales can also teach concepts of right vs. wrong. Fairy tales can teach young children to solve problems. Fairy tales can also teach young children how to handle emotions.

The classic tale of Cinderella is an example of a story that helps to improve imagination. How did the pumpkin turn into a beautiful carriage? The classic tale of Rapunzel is an example of how a problem is solved and a happy ending is produced. The classic tale of Beauty and the Beast is an example of how kindness and love produces happiness.

How did the pumpkin turn into a beautiful carriage?  This sparks imagination.
How did the pumpkin turn into a beautiful carriage? This sparks imagination.
How is the problem with Rapunzel's hair solved in the end?
How is the problem with Rapunzel's hair solved in the end?

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