Preschool Storytime – Reading Beauty

Hi friends! I’m so glad to see you today at Storytime with Miss Theresa. We’re reading Reading Beauty written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Meg Hunt. It’s a fractured fairy tale. This means it’s an original tale changed up a little to make a new story.

Parent Tip

Fairy tales play an important part in child development. They teach critical thinking and decision making skills. Fairy tales also teach about story structure. There is a clear beginning, middle and end to every story. This helps with reading comprehension. Fractured fairy tales are restructured traditional tales. Spark your child’s imagination by asking them to think about a different ending or another character’s point of view!

More Fun

Dance like the fairies in these lively videos from The Fairies TV show from Australia.


Watch this fun fractured fairy tale video about The Princess and the Pea from Fixed Fairy Tales.


Make your own dragon with this fun and easy craft.

How to make a fire breathing dragon using a cardboard toilet roll

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I have worked with preschool children for more than 30 years, both as a teacher and as an Outreach Storyteller. I like to cook, tend to my vegetable garden, and make jam and pickles in my spare time. I love cats! If you want a great picture book, I'm happy to help you out.