Hansel and Gretel and the Lovely Old Lady!
We have all the fun elements of the old Hansel and Gretel without the ‘dark and depressing’ elements. Isn’t it a great idea?
So read the new version- HANSEL AND GRETEL AND THE LOVELY OLD LADY! And yes, don’t miss the section at the end on dental hygiene and some fun ‘toothy’ songs for kids to sing while brushing their teeth.
As children grow older they like to question everything and we motivated a group of 5-year-olds to question during the story of Hansel and Gretel. In a ‘discussion starter’ with the children, the kids were first told the story of Hansel and Gretel and were then asked some questions, ‘What if the old lady was not a witch then why did she call the kids to her house?’
After a lot of giggly fun ideas, kids came up with a suggestion, maybe she wanted them to brush their teeth! Yes, what if the little children were just two naughty children who did not listen to their parent’s advice and wandered and got lost in the forest next to their home? And then tired and hungry they came to a chocolate house and started eating chocolate, when a kind old lady came out and took them inside to teach them about dental hygiene as sweets can cause harm to their teeth!