Fairy Tales for Kids

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Who doesn't like fairy tales? Each and every one of us would have heard fairy tales in our childhood either from our parents or from our grand parents. Fairy tales are stories, which may not necessarily be real stories but are very imaginative and informative. Many of these stories have deep morals for the children to learn and inculcate in themselves. Some fairy tales are very famous and are well known by every child across the world. Such stories are usually fiction but make the children think a lot and inculcate reasoning and creative skills.
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Jan 26, 2016
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Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
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