Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -#Family – My Mother’s Fairy Tales by Jennie Fitzkee

Fairy Tales have withstood the test of time, as children love them. Yet, my Mother’s were not mine!

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This is the second post from the archives of Jennie Fitzkee, who with a career as a pre-school teacher for over thirty years, has some inspiring posts that reinforce that the ability to read and books are two of the best gifts we can give our children. On her blog she also shares wonderful posts about her family and will be sharing four of those with us in the coming weeks.

My Mother’s Fairy Tales by Jennie Fitzkee

My mother gave me her childhood book of fairy tales when my children were young. This wasn’t a book she had ever shown me, or my brother and sisters. I think it was my teaching and my newfound love of children’s literature that prompted her to give me the book.

I was thrilled and excited. I read many of the fairy tales, especially the ones I knew. I remember calling Mother…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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18 Responses to Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -#Family – My Mother’s Fairy Tales by Jennie Fitzkee

  1. beetleypete says:

    Always a joy to see you featured, Jennie. I left my comment on Sally’s blog. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I think i had something similar handed to us by our neighbour. It lovely stories

  3. Elizabeth says:

    What scared me as a kid were the German “Struwwelpeter” tales. They made Grimm seem like Disney!

  4. Darlene says:

    A great post. The original stories were quite violent but as you say, applicable to the times.

  5. Thanks again Jennie for letting me share you interesting and entertaining post. x

  6. Norah says:

    Great post, Jennie. I must admit that I’m not too keen on some of those fairy stories but from a historical point of view, they are very valuable.

  7. lisa says:

    That felt like deep thought. Great post!

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