IJLLL 2016 Vol.2(4): 213-218 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2016.2.4.98

The Child and the Fairy Tale: The Psychological Perspective of Children’s Literature

Koutsompou Violetta-Eirini (Irene)
Abstract—Once upon a time…Magic slippers, dwarfs, glass coffins, witches who live in the woods, evil stepmothers and princesses with swan wings, popular stories we’ve all heard and we have all grown with, repeated time and time again. So, the main aim of this article is on the theoretical implications of fairy tales as well as the meaning and importance of fairy tales on the emotional development of the child. Fairy tales have immense psychological meaning for children of all ages. They talk to children, they guide and assist children in coming to grips with issues from real, everyday life. Here, there have been given general information concerning the role and importance of fairy tales in both pedagogical and psychological dimensions.

Index Terms—Children, development, everyday issues, fairy tales, psychological perspectives.

Koutsompou Violetta-Eirini (Irene) is with University of East London, UK (e-mail: violettairene_koutsompou@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Koutsompou Violetta-Eirini (Irene), "The Child and the Fairy Tale: The Psychological Perspective of Children’s Literature," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 213-218, 2016.

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