Website Fairy tales can teach children about how stories work—that there is a beginning, middle, and end. This online tool takes the fairy tale a step further. By changing essential elements in three familiar tales, children can enrich their understanding of story setting, point of view, and plot.
Video The common ingredients of fairy tales (for example, simple plots, faraway places, stereotypical characters) are exemplified through examples and pictures. This leads into a more detailed discussion by well known writers who explore the influence of traditional fairy tales on their own writing.
Video BBC Learning Zone The story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf' is told using interpretive dance. A Shepherd is watching his sheep. He tries to count them. But they won’t stand still and he’s getting very bored. He comes up with a game to attract the villager’s attention. He shouts ‘wolf!!” and when they hear his cry they drop everything and come running.