Are fairy tales suitable for children today?
An article by Susan Perrow 2018
'Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life' - Friedrich von Schiller.
This article attempts to show that fairy tales in the broad sense of the term i.e. “folk fairy tales" from folkcultures all around the world, speak a universal language that is understood by and of value to children world-wide. It also addresses the various fears that have led to fairy tales being outlawed by some schools and parents, and concludes with some age-appropriate indications for choosing stories.