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Fairy Tale Resources

Develop speech, language, comprehension and confidence in reading with our Fairy Tale resources!

Fairy tales are great for helping children understand sequence of events, becoming familiar with key characters, settings and items within the story. Retelling the stories builds fluency and confidence in word reading, motivating children to read independently as their vocabulary increases.  

The text included in these resources are available in English, but you can edit the words to use these resources in any language.

Have some fun retelling the stories by asking children to record the audio and taking their own photos to personalise learning in Special Stories Plus. Practice learning the key vocabulary with the card matching activities in Special Words Plus.


Cinderella resource in Special Words Plus

When the clock strikes midnight...

Our Cinderella resource contains 20 illustrations focusing on the main vocabulary children will come across when reading this traditional tale. Build vocabulary and ability to identify key characters within a story, focusing on their description and characterists when children retell this story.

The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man resource in Special Words Plus

You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man! 

Containing 14 colourful illustrations, The Gingerbread Man resource helps children learn all about the characters in this popular story. Work on children's abilitiy to retell a sequence of events with this story, from the gingerbread man being made, to running away from everyone and then meeting the fox at the river.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears resource in Special Words Plus

Someone’s been sleeping in my bed, and she’s still there!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears includes 20 illustrations to help children identify the key characters, objects and events within this tale. Goldilocks is fantastic for teaching opposites, introducing the concepts of big and small, hot and cold, hard and soft as Goldilocks encounters the bear's belongings.

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel resource in Special Words Plus

The bread-crumbs I scattered along the path will show us our way home.

With the 16 illustrations included, learn about key characters and vocabulary related to Hansel and Gretel. The children face a number of difficult decisions as they enter the forest, making this a great story to work on problem solving. Have children to retell the story and ask how Hansel and Gretel could have avoided the dangers they encountered.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk resource in Special Words Plus

Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman.

Discuss key characters and their characteristics with the 16 illustrations in our Jack and the Beanstalk resource. While recalling the sequence of events, ask children to describe each character's behaviour, from Jack's mother being a hard worker, Jack being both lazy and brave, and the giant being frightening.


Rapunzel resource in Special Words Plus

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair.

Our Rapunzel resource includes 16 of the key characters and vocabulary from this popular fairy tale. Rapunzel is great for discussing character's behaviours and explaining that many fairy tales have a moral to their story. As children work with the vocabulary ask them questions about the tale to develop their comprehension.

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood resource in Special Words Plus

But Grandmother! What big teeth you have.

Learn the key vocabulary included in the tale of Little Red Riding Hood with our 16 illustrations and corresponding words. Work on children's speaking and listening skills by asking them to tell the story in their own words as they move through the card matching activities. 

Snow White

Snow White resource in Special Words Plus

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?

Our Snow White resource contains 16 illustrations featuring a variety of characters, scenes and objects from the tale. This is a great story to explain emotions to children. Ask children to identify the characteristics of Snow White, the Prince, the Seven Dwarfs, the Evil Queen and the emotions they all portray. 

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs resource in Special Words Plus

Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down.

Use The Three Little Pigs resource as a prompt to discuss the tale and identify the consequences on the three little pigs choices. It includes 16 bright and bold illustrations relating to the stories characters, actions and the homes the pigs build.