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On a visit at the fairy tale

our small children do not divide the world into the truth and fiction. Fairy tales become for them a basis for understanding of reality, and the habitual world is filled with magic. And then of this improbable mix of the truth and fiction gradually there is a world of future adult. Also there is no occupation on the earth more fascinatingly, than to compose together with the kid of the fairy tale. Andersen, you can be sure, lives in each of us.

Any fairy tale begins

with magic words: “In some kingdom...“, “Once upon a time there were“, “davny - long ago“ or “Once...“ . Here you said one of them, and the kid stood in an anticipation of wonderful history: and what there further? Really, and what to tell further? Our children easily turn us into kind wizards because sincerely trust: parents can do everything. And we very much try to correspond to such high status and sometimes at us it even turns out. However, sometimes it is necessary us not easy, but... in magic fairy tales what is difficult appears the most correct. Over time we are involved in game, and the fact that it seemed difficult earlier, becomes simple and entertaining. And then the composition of fairy tales turns into fascinating occupation.

From where fairy tale characters


Look back on the parties: any person, an animal or a subject can practically become the hero of magic adventures. And sometimes you even should not try to strain imagination: ask the kid, and he will instantly think up to you the main character of your fantastic epic.

Andersen`s Lessons

the Famous storyteller composed a huge number of fine fairy tales because he knew very important children`s secret which other adults for some reason forgot. In total around - live: stones, flowers, objects, toys... Everything can move, dream and speak, so, to become the hero of a strange story. It is worth wondering: “What will be if the usual subject gets to the place, unusual to it?“ - and the fairy tale begins.

Here, for example, an ordinary snowball which was molded today on walk by your kid. “Once the little boy stuck together a round snowball from snow, brought it home and put on a chair. And itself went to have supper. At home it was warm, and the snowball lay down - lay down and began to grow thin yes to thaw. The boy saw it and asked: “What happened to you why you cry, a snowball?“ “Because in heat I will thaw and I will turn into a puddle“, - the snowball answered. Then the boy opened the refrigerator and put a snowball on the coldest shelf. The snowball very much was delighted and told the boy “thanks“.

Here also turned out the fairy tale. Of course, it will seem to the adult simple, but the little man of 1 - 2 years, with his small life experience, will appreciate it. And for children is more senior it is possible to think up continuation. (Whom the snowball in the refrigerator met? With whom made friends? How he got out of the refrigerator and came back home - in a snowdrift? Who helped it?)


Having chosen the hero for the fairy tale, present it live and speaking. Place it in the unusual place. Specify how it got there. Think up that there happened to it. Imagine what from this can turn out as a result. (Whom he met? Who helped it? Who disturbed? What did everything end with?)

These fairy tales can be carried to the category “to be continued“. For example:“ Lay down - the snowball on a shelf lay down and saw, let us assume, orange... And orange also speaks to it...“ Take in coauthors of the kid. Ask it, for example, about what was told by this orange or as the snowball managed to get out to the street. It is quite probable that the child will even want to make experiment with snow and water.

Transformation into the hero

the Main character of the fairy tale can become also your kid. To children unlike us does not bother to listen to the same fairy tales one hundred times. So, turning the kid into the hero of the fairy tale, you kill two hares at once. You should not repeat from evening at evening same, and the kid will be proud of himself and the noble acts. He wants to put the curious nose everywhere and to bring order - after the own fashion. It is absolutely simple to create such fairy tale. Let`s take, for example, well-known “Teremok“. At the most culmination point when the bear climbs in teremok and here - here will destroy it, make new turn in the fairy tale. “And there comes our boy Lenya by the blue car and speaks:“ Stand, a bear, so it is impossible to do!“ And bear to it in reply... Your peanut will begin to think out details and the new subject courses soon. Only will also remain to you that to support its initiative. Specify, lead, welcome humanity and a flight of fancy of the children.

the Character from Father Frost`s bag

to Think out heroes and even you can tell the fairy tale all family - adults and children. Take a box, or a basket, or “a magic bag of Father Frost“ and put there in advance several toys or Christmas-tree decorations. Ask the kid to extend one subject from there and to tell about it “magic words“ - a fantastic beginning. (If the child still small, you say for it). For example, the kid extended the hare and told: “Davny - long ago once upon a time there was a hare“... “And where he lived?“ - you ask. The following participant - the storyteller continues, for example, so: “He lived in Father Frost`s house...“ (either on a shelf in the shop, or in a box with toys...) . Then all of you in turn continue the fairy tale. As you can see, in what party will turn the narration it is in advance unknown, depending on a residence of a hare also the following phrase will change. It does the fairy tale unpredictable and multiple, and game all-family. In case of hitch “urge on“ the imagination: take the following subject from a basket - and the fairy tale will easily proceed.

How to think up a plot

the Hero the hero, but all - in the fairy tale the main thing - entertaining history. In effect, everything that interested the child, everything that he has to learn about the world and about himself can become a plot of the fairy tale. There are many ways to give a scope to the imagination and to create a good plot. Here only some of them.


This way is very convenient to

On a ready outline for the beginning storytellers. Take any children`s fairy tale, think up new heroes and “start“ them in an old familiar plot. For example, the fairy tale “Kolobok“ can turn into New Year`s history. (You remember, Kolobok was stuck together, then he runs from the grandmother, the grandfather and so on). Replace Kolobok with the Snowman who was built by children. Stood - there was a Snowman at gate, and then went on the eve of New year to the wood. Let he will outwit all artful animals and will escape from them moreover and will bring a fir-tree to children - well than not the magic fairy tale? You can change a mode of operation, an ending, to complicate or simplify a plot. Think out variations on a familiar subject, considering age and interests of the child. You can also connect several fairy tales in one entertaining history.

Double-dealing fellows

Think how still it is possible to change the fairy tale which your peanut well knows. It is possible even to discuss it with the child of 3 - 5 years in advance. So, in the fairy tale “Morozko“ replace the angry stepmother with kind, think up that from this can turn out. Or, for example, instead of the Boy - with - a finger the old man and the old woman had a Girl - with - a little finger, or instead of Zmey Gorynych from - for the woods the Speaking Engine arrived. If the fairy tale also does not turn over upside down, then all the same there will be absolutely another.



an old pack or cards of one size. On them it is necessary to draw (or to paste already ready drawings) various fantastic heroes, animals, pictures of the nature... These attributes are necessary to wake your imagination. It is quite probable that your child will want to become the main character - fairy tales “about“ children adore listening. Think up the name for the fairy tale. The plot of your history has to be reflected in it. For example, “The fairy tale how Arina went to a kind cow behind milk for kittens“ or “The fairy tale about a kid who received gifts“. Action of the fairy tale can happen where there lives the child, and can move to the fantastic place. And as soon as time to tell the fairy tale will come, pull out in turn from a pack of 3 - 7 cards (the child is more senior, the fairy tale is more difficult, the it is more at it turns and details, and the more cards are required to you). Came it is time to send the hero represented on the picture to fantastic travel.

National knowledge

of the Proverb and a saying will help to compose to you the fairy tale too. They are good the fact that there is a double sense (direct and figurative), and the interesting story is often hided. For example, “Who is praised, that from the mountain will fall down“. It is enough to imagine the mountain and different animals who follow there (on a visit, carrot...) - and the fairy tale is ready. It will be interesting to children of 4 - 5 years to compose fairy tales on those proverbs which you offer them.


Choose a proverb in the dictionary of popular expressions. Think up two - three heroes (fantastic or real). Discuss a proverb so that the child understood in what its main sense!



Councils to authors

Consider age features of the child. It is not obligatory to study textbooks on psychology. It is enough to pay attention to those national and author`s fairy tales which he loves now. So, the kid will not fall in love with Thumbelina if to him year, and in one and a half - two can be frightened of harmful toads and not understand why the girl says goodbye to the sun.

At children such rich imagination that they “see“ all that you tell. Do not represent too brightly and colourfully (with details) the angry hero or disaster. To it it can sink down in memory, and he will be long afraid - itself without understanding what.

If to you it seemed to

that the child did not understand something, ask questions, give explanations, but do it correctly, without pouchitelstvo not to destroy poetry of the magic fairy tale. Happens that the child prefers and therefore demands to tell him the same fairy tales. For example, only adventure, narrative, household or “scientifically - technical“. There is nothing unusual in it. It is quite good, but tell and compose together with it various fairy tales, same many-sided as world around and our relationship with it.