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Published on March 12, 2014

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Dive Into Fantasy Fiction with Your Kids “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” - Walt Disney

Fantasy takes the mind away from our humdrum lives, and opens up doors to worlds not seen but in the minds of their creators.  It’s a totally made up place, where often, tales are derived from morals, and vice versa.  What isn’t (and often decidedly so) fantasy is the very real catharsis that characters may go through.  Their emotions are not “fantastical”.  Characters cry, laugh, interact, and exist in a manner not unlike those whom don’t live in a fantasy world do.

This genre is ever evolving, and ever changing.  From an incredibly epic style like that of The Lord of the Rings, to the lighter, comical Dr. Seuss.  For all of it’s richness, however, it isn’t enough.

What happens when a dragon breeds with a leprechaun, or a nymph?  What socio-political happenings come about when an evil wizard decides to wipe out all of the faeries?  When carefully choosing literature for your children, not only am I asking you to yes, of course, share and read the great classic works of fiction, but, to have open, honest discourse.

Indeed, absorb, and learn from the morals therein (if any), but, as well, use these as a springboard to illustrate how then your child could be inspired to write great works of their own.  If they are fretting over that paper for English class, for the thousandth time, turn to Sleeping Beauty, or The Never Ending Story.

It would be fun to go and find the original tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and then explore both how and why the creators of the myriad of films out there chose to leave what they did in, and tell the story that they told.  Exploring such a process could, as well, be inspirational, and educational.

Whatever you choose to read, just have fun doing it!

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