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Once upon a time This series of 5 minute fairy tales are told in simple language for you to read and enjoy with your children.

All children love fairy tales and parents will love these 5 minute versions as they are ideal for busy people. They give a quality story time and if you give in to 'just another one' it will not take too long and will be fun for you both. The idea is that children enjoy reading together with you. Associating reading with fun, attention, closeness and cuddles is an excellent thing.

You can choose a story to suit your children and often they will want it repeated again and again. This is when it is useful that they are quick and easy to tell. You know they will be enjoyable so everyone is happy. At the end of the book we give you great extension ideas. These are things you can talk about and do.

There are also links to a website for you to download worksheets and other activities to suit your child at
There is also an activity area for the over fives.

We give you ideas of what to do to make the fairy tales more enjoyable and the main way is that they are Interactive; when words are in block capitals your child joins in.

Taken from the Three Little Pigs

Children love repetition its how they learn and fairy tales are a great way to do that. The language is simple but each story has a special word that often will be new to children for you to talk about later.

Here are the contents of this book.....

The Tale of the Three Little Pigs
The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff
The story of Jack and the Beanstalk
The story of Sleeping Beauty
The story of Rumplestiltskin
The Story of the Elves and the Shoemaker