The stories of a Cinderella character go far beyond the familiar tales of Perrault and Grimm. Author Judy Sierra presents 24 versions that represent a broad range of cultures and geographical areas, styles, with variations on the theme of the persecuted heroine (or occasionally hero) who emerges victorious, regardless of the circumstances. Each version is accompanied by a short introductory paragraph that summarizes the plot and discusses the cultural background of companied by a short introductory paragraph that summarizes the plot and discusses the cultural background of the story.… read more
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
Turn the organized chaos that is your child's playroom into a serene spot of tidiness with systematic shelving to ease your days. Though we may not be able to control how the play area will look post-nap time, we can ensure we have a toy organizer (or two!) to hold the goods once bedtime rolls around.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
Create an enjoyable space for your kids to flush and brush with these décor essentials. Although a children's bathroom doesn't offer a huge amount of space, it can easily be spruced up by adding hints of color and character. Let the splashing begin with these bath essentials.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
From fun food sets and building blocks to unique playhouses and play kitchens, here's our top toys that promote pretend play and inspire your child's imagination.
Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen That is, if you don t mind and it s not too inconvenient. Everyone knows Vikings ar...e ruthless barbarians, whose idea of a good time is pillaging, plundering, and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Vikin read more
It's the original children's suspense tale! Thirty-four English-language stories from many different cultures (and one Spanish-lan...guage tale from Mexico) all share a common theme: a dangerous character knocks at the door and pretends to be a familiar, protective family member or friend to those inside who have been warned not to open the door to strangers. But the door is opened, and there the adventures begin. These folktales include a wide range of narrative twists and diversity of tone. They come from Europe, Asia, Africa, India, and sections of the Americas. Supplementary materials examine the many approaches to illustrating A Knock at the Door and provide information on how to link the cultural context of a tale to an audience's interests. read more
Take your students on thrilling journeys around the world through the magic and enjoyment of language and literature. Renowned aut...hors and storytellers Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski have collected 25 folktales representing the peoples and cultures of North America (including Hispanic and African American stories), Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The authors share their years of storytelling experience and techniques and recommend other helpful publications for additional information and suggestions. These distinguished and popular authors have also included full-sized traceable figures for you to use in creating flannel board characters and puppets! read more
The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is home to hundreds of ethnic groups with diverse cultures and languages. Focusing on t...he rich heritage of the country, this latest addition to the highly acclaimed World Folklore Series presents 29 stories from across Indonesia, most of which have never been published in the English language. Build your multicultural collection or expand your repertoire with tales that provide a moving and colorful image of the diversity and richness of the people and lands of Indonesia. Six thematic groups are presented: Jealous and Envious Brothers and Sisters; Stories of Independent Princesses; Stories of Ungrateful Children; Stories about Rice; Stories of Place Legends; and Stories of How Things Come to Be.All Levels read more
This collection of over two hundred folk and fairy tales from all over the world is the only edition that encompasses all cultures.... Arranged geographically by region—West and East Europe, British Isles, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe, Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, North America, the Carribean and West Indies, and Central and South America—and lovingly selected from the personal favorites of folklorists and writers, this book is a major anthology in its field.Gathered together in this wide-ranging collection are familiar classics like "Snow-White" and "Sleeping Beauty," and stories that equal them from all major cultures. Together they offer magic, adventure, laughter, reflection, vivid images, and a throng of colorful characters. More important, they offer insight into the oral traditions of different cultures and deal with universal human dilemmas that span differences of age, culture, and geography. Animal fables, proverbs, ghost stories, funny tales, and tales of enchantment provide a unique reading experience for all ages.A category index groups the tales by plot and character, e.g., humorous, supernatural, and "pourquoi" tales, married couples, enchanted sweethearts, etc. Like all great literature, these tales can be read with fascination on many levels, making Best-Loved Folktales of the World a classic and enduring collection. read more
Think there’s just one fairy tale with an overworked girl and wicked stepsisters? Think again! Cultures all around the world have ...their own Cinderella stories. Visit Canada, China, Egypt, and France, and find out whose “glass slippers” are made of red silk, and whose “fairy godmother” is a fish. read more
As this collectible figure, the brave heroine, Moana, star of Disney's hit animated feature, is dressed in a detailed costume and ...ready to set sail into your heart. She comes with Heihei, an engraved oar and 13 Kakamora pirates in their coconut... read more
Some loud, disrespectful frogs need a king to teach them to be kind and courteous to others. After mistaking a rock as their ruler..., they learn that the crocodile Mamba, with its sharp teeth and swishing tail, was their true king. read more
Oryx: Age Range: 3 years and upMaterial: PVC, pigments and paints
Nationally acclaimed storyteller J.J. Reneaux includes animal stories, fairy tales, ghost stories, and humorous tales from her nat...ive Cajun culture. While children will giggle over the foolishness of Jean Sot, who jumps to the conclusion that the purpose of a new fence of telephone and electricity poles is to pen up giant cows, adults will recognize the all-too-human fear of anything new and different that lies at the heart of this tale. Among the 26 stories included here are such favorites as. read more
Magic beans bring young Jack luck and wealth, and then danger when he pushes his luck due to greed.
When Maiba hears a Great Chief is in search of a wife, she decides she must become his bride. She leaves her village and sets off ...to meet him but she soon encounters animals and people who are not all they seem. This play for children at Key Stage 1 and 2 is set in Africa, with parts for a group of children and extras. This makes it ideal for reading on your own or performing as a group. With notes on staging, costumes and props, you'll have all you need to put on a play! The Putting on a Play is a series of fun plays for children that can be performed as a class or read during a literacy lesson. read more
Celebrating ten years of Puffin in India with ten timeless folktales Explore an exciting and beautiful underwater world with Panna.... Watch little blue bird Podna fight a mighty king for his little brown Podni. Join Lord Ganesha on his quest for a pot of kheer. Read about lovelorn Lord Surya pining for his Harshringar, leaving the world in darkness. Help the dove get her egg back. This tenth-anniversary special edition by Puffin brings to you ten heartwarming folktales by master storytellers Ruskin Bond, Sudha Murty, Devdutt Pattanaik, Kamala Das, Paro Anand and many others, with each author adding his or her own special touch. Accompanied by beautifully-detailed illustrations, this delightful book brings to life Indias glorious cultural heritage in all its richness, along with added doses of fun. Truly, a collectors item! read more
After being caught by a hunter, a clever turtle uses her wits and her talent playing the flute to trick the hunter's children into... helping her escape. read more
This collection of folktales drawn from over forty cultures and traditions includes classic tales from the Brothers Grimm, as well... as lesser-known stories read more
I'm the Sourdough Man, and you can't catch me Drawn from traditional European and North American versions of the Runaway Pancake a...nd the Gingerbread Man, Alaska children's author Chrie Stihler and illustrator Barbara Lavallee have collaborated to create the distinctly Alaskan version of this tale. Of course, it's a runaway sourdough loaf that has come to life, and he is eluding all manner of creatures native to the great north including musk ox, lemmings, arctic hares, caribou, marmot and the golden eagle. Will anyone be able to catch the sourdough man?" read more
Three brothers embark on separate journeys to fulfill their father's dying wish. In thier journey's they go to distant lands, find... curious treasures, and learn the true meaning of giving. read more
Follow the gingerbread man across the pages as he runs as fast as he can. 3D clay models are the perfect medium to bring this simp...le and fun tale to life. This traditional story is excellent for use as a literary text for schools as well as homes due to its repetition and rhythm. read more
Hardcover, Rayve Productions, 2012, ISBN13 9781877810312, ISBN10 1877810312
A wizard helps a timid mouse become what he is most of afraid of. But no matter how the mouse changes, he cannot escape who he is ...inside. read more
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales
Moose discovers a very big cabbage in his garden that could win first prize at the Alaska State Fair. But there's a problem-it's s...o huge he can't lift it An old Russian folktale inspired The Giant Cabbage, but this contemporary version showcases Alaska with vivid illustrations, adorable animal friends, and verbal twists and turns. read more