After you explored this post, I think you’ll agree that taking children to the location of some best loved children’s author and sharing their books does inspire children to love reading. With so many new interactive e-books, apps based on favorite stories, and online games with beloved characters, it’s easy to forget about just plain books. But children’s novels and picture books can become real-world adventures when you take young readers to children’s literature-centered destinations throughout New England.
Many educators agree that reading literature gives children these valuable life skills:
Literature provides pleasure to listeners and readers. It is a relaxing escape from daily problems, and it fills leisure moments.
Literature builds experience. Children expand their horizons through vicarious experiences
Literature provides a language model for those who hear and read it. Good literature exposes children to correct sentence patterns, standard story structures, and varied word usage
Now let’s journey on to visit the remaining fascinating cities on this magical trip.
Continuing on the enchanted road to Gottingen is where the Brothers Grimm lived after they moved away from Kassel. While living here, the Grimm brothers held professorships at the city’s famous university, which was founded in 1734.
Last week we started an exciting family storybook vacation in the magical world of the brothers Grimm’s fairy tale road. Appropriately, the first place on the journey and birth place of the Brother’s Grimm started in Hanau in the state of Hesse.
Now the adventure in the magical land of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale road continues another 30km (19 miles) to Steinau an der Strasse, where the Brothers Grimm spent their carefree youth.
Where will you find this storybook vacation?
You’ll find in it Germany on the Brother Grimm’s Fairy Tale Road.
Get ready for a journey from Hanau to Bremen to the land of the Brother’s Grimm. In the early 19th century, Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm traveled throughout Germany from town to town where the people in these towns told their stories. The Brothers listened to their stories and then they wrote some of the best beloved fairy tales – Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin, The Piped Piper of Hamelin, Hansel and Gretel. Younger kids will enjoy these towns and shady forests along the way. And before you go, you’ll want to read your favorite tales.