The stories of “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty” and other great fairy tales were a huge part of my childhood. However, now that I know most were never intended for children, I hesitate to tell them to my own kid. Seriously, have you read the real version of “Cinderella” or “The Little Mermaid?” Yikes! Even the cleaned up Disney versions are a bit grown up for my son. I thought it was time for some toddler – friendly tales.
1. “Goldie Locks and the Three Chairs”: The story of a child’s quest to find the perfect seat for breakfast.
2. “Little (I’m not going to wear that) Red Riding Hood”: The story of a child’s triumph over clothes.
3. “Alice in Potty Land”: The story of a child’s wonderment with bodily functions.
4. “Not Sleeping Beauty”: The story of a child who falls victim to a powerful stay awake curse.
5. “Snow White and the Seven Stuffed Animals She Can’t Live Without”: The story of a child who must have her favorite toys with her at all times.
6. “The Boy Who Cried Over Everything”: The story of a child who is just a bit over dramatic.
7. “The Little Tub Mermaid”: The story of a child torn between staying dirty or playing in the bath.
8. “Babyrella”: The story of a child who is wide awake and ready to party at midnight.
9. “Beauty and the Feast of Cereal”: The story of a child wanting only Cheerios for every meal.
10. “Hansel and Gretl”: The story of two children who eat a house made of sweets. Oh wait, that’s pretty much what a toddler would write. Except for the whole witch wanting to eat them thing.