From Red Rose to Iron Hans: Our Favorite Illustrated Fairy Tales

Our First Grade Amazon Wishlist

I think for most people new to Waldorf Education, oral storytelling is a completely new skill!Β  It is funny how intimidating it can be to “perform” even for your own kiddos! They never judge though and are always pleased when I make a small effort to enliven our story time. I started with props like puppets and toys, consulted this book and visited free local puppet shows to see how the “pros” do it. I also highly recommend subscribing to Suzanne Down’s newsletter.

I now feel totally comfortable telling stories without a cheat sheet or props. However… there are days when I don’t feel as prepared as I would like. In that case, I found it sooo helpful to have a few fairytale books on hand. When I was planning for first grade last time (for Noah- 3 years ago) I went to the library and checked out over 40 versions of illustrated fairytales. These were the ones that made the cut. There are a few others that were too expensive that I would love to add to our collection this year for Hannah.

All of these books were found at the thrift store or used from I spent under $50 on this wonderful collection that is sure to be part of our family library for a long time πŸ™‚

What are your favorite illustrated fairy tales?


In addition, these were books that we enjoyed as read alouds:

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Peter Rabbit Treasury by Beatrix Potter

Thomas the Tank Engine Collection

Frog and Toad, Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel

Hay for My Ox

Old Turtle

The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren

The Apple Cake by MarjanVan Zeyl

St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Tiptoes Lightly and other stories by Reg Down

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