Should we still tell children Fairy tales such as Cinderella, Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood etc. or stick with Peppa Pig, Postman Pat and Sesame Street?
Absolutely! I am totally cool with teaching fairy tales. The original fairy tales were much bloodier/scarier than what we have today. Some of what is considered children’s lit wasn’t even children’s lit until children took a liking to it (Gulliver’s Travels, Treasure Island, to name a few). I don’t necessarily have a problem with Sesame Street but I do have a major problem with censorship and the practice of dumbing down. Children do NOT need us to dumb anything down for them, that’s how we get dimwits who are proud of their ignorance. Stories are wonderful for entertainment but they also teach us things if we are open to it, just don’t let some powermad fool try to control the lesson within. Let the reader figure it out.