Tales for Little People

I have so enjoyed sharing these fantastic tales with you, that I have decided to expand my offerings a bit.

I have three beautiful grandchildren, all under the age of five and, of course, I love reading them stories. I wish I were able to read them a story more often than I do. I’d like to be able to read everyone’s kids and grandkids a great old story.

These Litreading tales are meant for an older audience so they won't be of interest to smaller children. Not that there is anything wrong with small children listening to our stories, they are all far less shocking than most television shows. Small ones are just unlikely to enjoy them. Therefore, another forum is required.

Our adorable little people enjoy all manner children’s tales, even the old ones. They are little verbal sponges taking in everything they hear. Plus, having a story read to them is soothing and relaxing. It’s how parents have settled down the progeny for millennia.

Classic short stories have stood the test of time, in many cases centuries. Stories like “Snow White,” and “The Velveteen Rabbit” have entertained hundreds of millions of children. From Aesop’s ancient Greek fables and the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm (lightened up a bit) to the adventures of Rudyard Kipling and the strange worlds of L. Frank Baum there are more stories to read to today’s children than there is time to do so.

I’m going to share some of the best and hope you will do the same once my new children’s story podcast, Readastorus (a contraction of “Read a story to us”), goes live in a week or two. I’ve even started building (and I do mean started – it has a long way to go) at readatrorus.com.

The first four stories will be true classics starting with “The Three Little Pigs.” Others in consideration for the first few weeks are “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” As only “The Three Little Pigs” is recorded, I would love your thoughts and suggestions.

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