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April 13, 2013

Fairy Tales & a Family Technology Tip!

Hello all!

We've been having loads of fun learning about fairy tales in our classroom. Since our time in the classroom is so limited and the children are constantly asking to read more fairy tales, I thought it would be helpful to post some links to online stories. I hope you can have some fun family time with these beloved tales. Ask your child to identify some of the elements of fairy tales in each story. Here's a list of some of the elements we have been discussing.

Elements of Fairy Tales

* starts with Once upon a time...
* ends with ...happily ever after
* good character
* mean/wicked character
* BIG problem
* royalty (princess, prince, queen, knight, castle)
* magic
* groups of 3 or 7
* good usually wins

Oh! One more thing... These videos are being posted using a wonderful tool called SafeshareTV. It is an incredibly useful tool for teachers and parents. SafeshareTV allows children to watch videos from Youtube without the risk of inappropriate content appearing on the screen (ie. comments below the video, advertisements, or thumbnails for videos along the side of the page). Best of all, it's very easy to use. If you find a video that you'd like to share with your child, follow these steps:

1 - open the video on Youtube and copy the link from the address bar
2 - go to http://www.safeshare.tv/
3 - paste the address from Youtube in the box
4 - Click on the Generate Safe Link
5 - Click on Take me to the safe view

I absolutely love this tool! There are so many wonderful videos to support learning and this allows us to share them without worrying about the other items on the screen. It is important to note that SafeshareTV does not edit the video itself so you always need to preview it yourself to ensure that it's appropriate.

So here with go with some fairy tale favourites. {Click on the photo to see the video.} Enjoy!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Little Red Riding Hood

The Three Billy Goats Gruff