February 14, 2013

Fairy Tales

Below are a variety of resources, mainly audio and video, for fairy tales and fractured fairy tales. I hope you find something useful!

First, this is a real gem. It's a website with free audio recordings of most fairy tales, (and lots of other books as well) and everything is public domain, so teachers can use it guilt-free. It also lists the length of each reading, along with allowing you to download them if you prefer. The site is:
  • http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/genre/Fairy_tales
In addition, there is also a ton of recordings available via the Librivox project. The website does excellent work, but I can't say I'm a huge fan of the way it's organized. It's difficult to find what you are looking for, but when you do it's great! To make things easier, I am linking to two sections that might be relevant to the teachers.

First, is the Fairy Tales Section.
And second is the Children's Section.

In addition, teachers who are interested can check out this link, which is a playlist of Golden Fairy Tale Classics, this link for animated Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales, or this link for Grimm's Fairy tales.

Unfortunately, a lot of fractured fairy tales are copyrighted and relatively new, so difficult to find online, but here are some great resources anyhow. (I'm sure a lot of the books listed are available in the library.)

Click here for tons of great info and examples of Fractured Fairy Tales compiled by a passionate teacher.

And here's a free one if you are interested.

Finally, here's a playlist of Fractured Fairy Tales to run contrary to the Golden Fairy Tales. These should be OK to show, since it's being used in the curriculum.