Self-Absorption Of Fairy Tales

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Can we please, please, please, LET OUR YOUNG CHILDREN PLAY?!?!? This would be a great project for 5th-8th graders, before the chaos and self-absorption of the teen years hit. NOT KINDERS!!! We need to remember that young children see and experience the world much differently than their jaded elders. They are not yet at a developmental point where they identify themselves personally with the events of a fairy tale! Children absorb fairy tales on an intrinsic soul level. Lacking the abstract thinking capabilities of adults, children are much better able to evolve the answers to their soul’s moral dilemmas, fears, and searchings from the archetypal (NOT literal)images of fairy tales. These stories, ESPECIALLY when told orally with warmth and
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