Create Fairy Tales to Answer Your Kids’ WHYs? Here’s HOW
Dr. YKK’s:” Create Fairy tales to Answer Your Kids Whys – Here is HOW” offers a 5-step approach to building a narrative around an imagined ‘problem’.
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The author breaks the fairy tale genre into simple steps, using an example of his own to illustrate the process. Adults have often forgotten the art of creating something new in the mind, and it is fruitful to be reminded why this might matter.
In this brief ‘how to’ guide, Dr. YKK argues why both children and adults profit from engagement with fictional possibilities. He describes the characteristics of constructing a ‘strange but familiar’ story, using common characters to resolve a problem with a twist. Having modelled his own story, he sets the reader a staged task and suggests a way to fulfil it.
Playing with fantasy and narrative is an act which enlarges not only the imagination but our sense of what makes us human. This small offering reminds us that understanding the ‘architecture’ of fairy stories is a step towards developing deeper kinds of cultural understanding