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Did you know that the story of Cinderella appears in almost every language around the world? Or that the first recorded instance of gingerbread men dates from Queen Elizabeth I’s court? Or even that the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ is the name given to the area around a star which is neither too hot nor too cold to allow a planet (it’s just right in fact), to have liquid water on its surface?
February 26th 2021 is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day and we think it’s the perfect time to celebrate these fantastical stories. Although the characters and storylines differ and are reinvented over time, fairy tale characters and elements (like the humble hero, the wicked villain, and being careful what you wish for) are part of our national and international conscious and, as well as providing a view into magical worlds, they also play an important role in helping children develop their understanding of right and wrong.
They’re also a fun way to teach the conventions of story telling, and a great opportunity to let children’s imaginations run wild. There’s lots of activities to get involved in the day, including reading together or writing your own Fairy Tale (Goldilocks and the Three Metre Distance maybe?).
We have a number of magical rewards to support and encourage reading and literacy, with no need for a fairy godmother to make your sticker wishes come true. We’ve got general stickers, sticker-tificates, and our subject specific personalised English stickers featuring a mixture of images and captions including ‘Good reading’ and ‘Well done in English’. They’re all perfect for school and home learning.
Take a beanstalk or a flying carpet over to our website to have a look at our whole range of motivation magic and live happily ever after! We’ll see you soon for more sticker news.
Facts courtesy of https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/books/20-fantastic-fairy-tale-facts-29934105.html