Fairy tales are a great way for children to learn English. Here are our top tips for using fairy tales at home with your child.

  • Fairy tales provide a great opportunity for children to listen to a familiar story in English in an imaginative context.
  • Choose one which your child already knows in their own language and use a simple version of the story.
  • Involve your child in the story-telling by getting them to join in with repetitive words or phrases, for example 'What big eyes you have!'
  • Use masks or finger puppets to bring the story to life!
  • You'll find animated fairy tales to watch on LearnEnglish Kids.

Make a craft: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/crafts/little-red-riding-hood-finger-puppets

Listen to a story: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories

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