So since I am taking an English class that requires me to write essays, I thought I'd share the more interesting ones with you! I enjoyed writing this one. :) We read five versions of Cinderella and had to pick one that we would read with a child and argue why we would choose it over the others. And while all of the Cinderella stories have value, one especially caught my eye. So here it is: my Cinderella story of choice and why you should read it, too.
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairytales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales.” Albert Einstein’s advice may seem far-fetched at first, but it is a belief held by many parents and experts. Reading to a child is an important formative and bonding experience for both the reader and the listener. Having made the decision to read to a child, however, a new question arises. What will you read? One of the best loved fairytales in history is that of Cinderella. There are many versions of “Cinderella” available to choose from, spanning from the Grimm Brother’s version to the Disney rendition. The version I would choose to read to my favorite child would be the Native American’s Cinderella story because it showcases inward beauty, the Cinderella character takes initiative, and it is a unique story that a child would otherwise never hear.