Grimm’s Fairy Tales Google Doodle
On December 20, 2012 Google have changed their usual Google Logo to a story about “Little Red Riding Hood” one of the most well known Brothers Grimm’s Fairy Tales. It is hard to believe that the story of “Little Red Riding Hood” have been told to children worldwide for more than 200 years already. Google have selected the “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” doodle in order to celebrate the 200th year since the first “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” publication.
In the Google Doodle you can view the complete “Little Red Riding Hood” story in the Interactive doodle in the form of slideshows. To activate the doodle and to browse through the story and images simply click on the arrow located on the right hand side of the doodle.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Google Doodles creates awareness
The story of Little Red Riding Hood have been told to children long before the “Brothers Grimm” published the story in 1812. “The story is about a little girl who goes and visit her sick grandmother, in order to get to her grandmother she have to go through a forest and on the way to meet the grandmother she talks to a stranger, the big bad wolf, which almost leads to her, and her grandmothers death. However in the end a good man comes and save “Little Red Riding Hood” and her grandmother.”
Parents should tell the story to their children and create awareness in their children from a small age, that they should not talk to strangers, and should not wonder and play around in places that are not safe!
Unlike the story of “Little Red Riding Hood” and the other “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” that usually end harmless thousands of children worldwide gets lost, injured, abducted, abused and even killed by life that doesn’t end as well as the Grimm’s Fairy Tales and children should be teach to avoid dangerous and unpleasant surroundings and circumstances that can put them in danger.
We have created an earlier article about the story of “Little Red Riding Hood” and provided instructions on
, should you wish to read more about “Little Red Riding Hood” and how the Doodle works.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Grimm’s Fairy Tales were written by two brothers, named Jacob and Wilhelm. These include some of the best written and most well known Fairy Tales, and children stories ever written, some of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales include stories like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Golden Goose, The Frog-Prince, Goldilocks, The Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood to name a few.
The popularity of the Grimms’ collected folk tales endured well beyond their lifetimes. The tales are available in more than 100 translations and have been adapted to popular Disney films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. In the mid-20th century the tales were used as propaganda by the Third Reich; later in the 20th century psychologists such as Bruno Bettelheim. reaffirmed the value of the work, in spite of the cruelty and violence in the original versions of some of the tales that were sanitized.
20th century educators debated the value and influence of teaching stories that include brutality and violence, causing some of the more grim details to be sanitized. Dégh writes that some educators believe children should be shielded from cruelty of any form, that stories with a happy ending are fine to teach whereas those that are darker, particularly the legends, might pose more harm. On the other hand some educators and psychologist believe children easily discern the difference between what is a story and what is not and that the tales continue to have value for children
Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Stories
Many of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales have been made into movies, here are a collection of some of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales that you can watch on youtube.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Little Red Riding Hood Movie Trailer
Cinderella Movie Trailer