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Celebrate Mother Goose Day and tell us your favorite fairy tale!

Come celebrate Mother Goose Day with us! On this holiday, which originated in the year 1987, we honor Mother Goose, the fictional author of a number of nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Even though she’s an imaginary character, her societal impact is not. Through her fantastical stories, she’s reminded us of the moral implications of our actions and taught the fundamental importance of reading development in preschool. Today, May 1st, we will take pleasure in reading and re-reading fairy tales and nursery rhymes from our youth and sharing them with our loved ones.

Now, we’re asking for you to share your favorite stories!


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Carroll, Robinson – S001 – Cover by Carroll, Lewis and Robinson, Charles. Public domain via   Wikimedia Commons.

Anne of Green Gables – frontispiece by L.M. Montgomery, M.A. & W.A.J. Claus. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Tom Sawyer 1876 frontispiece by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

SwissFamilyRobinson1 by Johann David Wyss Illustrated by IBM . Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Free stock photo of animal, children fairytale, crown. CC0 by via Pixaby.

Featured image: The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose by  Jessie Willcox Smith – 1914. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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