I didn't know kids love the classics so much!
April 17, 2013 3:06pm CST
I have 9 kids in the summer workshop and yesterday I narrated the story of the beginning of the Trojan war. My, they were all so quiet and gave their full attention to the story. These 7 to 10-year-old kids who usually couldn't stay put, but this time, they sat and stared at me enthralled. They loved the story and in fact one of them said that the story is very nice and could I tell them more? Can you suggest classic stories that are appropriate for kids? Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
• United Kingdom
17 Apr 13
One classic adventure that I loved as a kid was The Three Musketeers, I also loved Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, but maybe not at this time of the year! And there's Watership Down, which I know children would love, because of the rabbits. They are three classics that I remember fondly. I watched Watership Down only the other week on dvd, so you could read them that story then follow up with the dvd.
19 Apr 13
Mark twain's Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer works magic with most kids. Also, R.L.Stevenson's Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses are my personal favorites and most kids love these books as they have everything, pirates, crooks, a lot of adventure etc. I am sure you will find them interesting to read as well.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
18 Apr 13
Many of those classic books would be out of copyright and free to download for the Kindle or from the project Gutenberg website..Mark Twain's books would be kid friendly reading..
27 Apr 13
Many kids love classics. Classics are unique and have a certain peculiarity. When I was younger, I too liked classics. But now, I have lost the patience to read classics. The library frm where I borrow books is sometimes crowded with kids, many of whom are borrowing classics. Classics are interesting stories and appeal very much to the minds of the children.