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Folk and Fairy Tales in Your Home

Children are natural storytellers who will often imagine their own stories based upon their outward surroundings and their internal landscapes. We grownups, however, often need some assistance with reawakening our imaginations.

Here comes the NaturalKids Team to the rescue! Sure, you can tell a convincing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with salt and pepper shakers, condiments jars, plus seven thimbles. However, the talented members of Etsy’s NaturalKids Team have hand-crafted a variety of figures for your folk and fairy tale storytelling as well as open-ended play. All fairy tales in this post link to Sur La Lune

Three Billy Goats Gruff byMuddyFeet

Story: Three Billy Goats Gruff

Snow White and Rose Red by Nushkie (plus you could add a bear by Woolies and gnome— to play the dwarf– by Little Elfs Toy Shop):

Story: Snow White and Rose Red

Cinderella by The Enchanted Cupboard:

Story: Cinderella (Charles Perrault version)

The Gingerbread Man, by lovealittle

Story: The Gingerbread Man (sometimes The Gingerbread Boy)

The Fisherman and His Wife
, by Driaa:

Story: The Fisherman and His Wife

What are stories that you enjoy telling with your children?

–Farida Dowler is a children’s librarian in semi-retirement. She works as a freelance storyteller and makes dolls for the Etsy shop Alkelda.

7 thoughts on “Folk and Fairy Tales in Your Home

  1. I love the fishermen and his wife by Dria. Awesome set!

  2. Oh, I love all the fairytale finds!

  3. Love all these fairy tale toys! Especially love the billy goats gruff! All just magnificent!

  4. It’s hard to decide. All of them are definitely winners. =)

  5. Driaa’s got a great Goose Girl set too. I showed restraint in this post. One question I like to ask people is, “What fairy tale character do you identify with most?” I am definitely the daughter in the Three Sillies:

  6. Thanks Sara! I love them all! So much fun to be had with folk and fairy tales!

  7. Wow, our team has some amazing artists! I wonder what delights will be unveiled for the Fairy Tales Team Challenge? Hope everyone will come back and visit at the end of the month to see the results!

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