Why do Kids Love and Need Tall Tales?

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Tall tales may have their origins around frontier campfires in the 1800s. Perhaps they began as “bragging contests” among the tough pioneers who were exploring the Wild West. And the stories kept getting wilder.

  1. Tall tales are essentially stories and storytelling can help kids solve problems, deal with stressful situations, and increase inner harmony.
  2. Tall tales encourage children to use the creative side of their imagination.
  3. Reading and writing go hand. After kids learn some tall tales, they are creative and write their own tall tales.
  4. When they tell their tall tales they move to additional levels of growth with increased confidence, sparks in imagination, increase confidence and creativity and help to solve their real-life dramas.


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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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