A fairy tale world for our youngest

V Reading Challenge 2020 for our youngest among other fairy tales we find Muco Copatarico Ele Peroci and two collections of fairy tales by pedagogue Deni Kragelj - Living in the woods in Living in the sea.

Ela Peroci (1922 - 2001) is a popular youth writer and has written quite a few short contemporary fairy tales. Her first published fairy tale was My umbrella can be a balloon, followed by more Cougar Cop, Small as a Little Finger, For a good night, The birds flew and others. Maternity has had the greatest influence in her writing, as many of her heroes are often her daughters, and in her more recent stories, her grandchildren.

Ela Peroci: Pussy Copatarica

Špela, Janez, Tonka, Tine and other children from Mala vas one morning when they wake up do not find their slippers. She was taken away by her pussy as they were not cleaned in the evening. So the kids go barefoot into the woods to find it and get their slippers back. In the middle of the forest, they find a white house with a red roof, and Muca Copatarica was written on the door. They knocked on the garden, and the kitty invited them to a house in a strict order. The slippers were stacked in a straight row on a shelf and were also washed and sewn. The children were pleased to find their slippers and head home. The cat's pussy has been staged as a puppet play several times. She recounts everyday things that go past us without being noticed, and the writer, with the power of words, illuminates them, thus giving meaning to the child's experience of the world. Copatarica pussy is treated with warmth and care, and children learn so much through the fairy tale that cleaning them is only useful.

Danny Kragelj: Living in the woods, Living in the sea

Life in the Woods and Living in the Sea are collections of therapeutic fairy tales for preschoolers. Living in the woods contains 10 fairy tales, 10 coloring books and 10 sound fairy tales. Living in the sea there are 11 fairy tales, 11 coloring books and a CD with 22 soundtracks, where each of the 11 fairy tales is presented in a calm and lively performance. They are special collections of fairy tales that help the child to process feelings and situations in which he does not yet find himself. It also helps parents start a conversation that will not lead to the escape and rebellion of the child, but to the constructive resolution of the problems that plague the children. Therapeutic fairy tales conceal a deep meaning and, through stories, teach children emotions, naming emotions such as happiness, pride, sadness, anger and others. Thus, coloring books are even more important for a child after reading a fairy tale, as they allow him to regulate his thoughts, comprehend the story read, and process the feelings and situations he encounters on a daily basis.

Fairy tales teach children as well as parents about relationships, life, growing up, love, encouraging good actions and talking about reality, giving tips on how to behave when we are in similar difficult situations.

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