The Best Shakespeare Books for Kids
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This week, I am sharing my list to help you introduce Shakespeare to your children. I think kids are never too young to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s words, but some plays are definitely more kid-friendly than others. Luckily, there are also some wonderful retellings and adaptations, so even the littlest fans of the bard can find something they will appreciate.
If you get a chance, try to attend some live performances of Shakespeare’s plays throughout your child’s school years. Beginning when they are in elementary school, and going all the way through high school, repetition and repeated viewings will make the plays more understandable and engaging.
By the time they are in college, your kids will be masters of the plays they have grown to love. My boys especially like Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Julius Caesar. My oldest son and I attended a modern twist on Richard III that was pretty terrifying!
Our city hosts an outdoor Shakespeare festival in the park each summer, and some of the local colleges stage one or two plays a year. Most offer discounts for students as well. Check out what is available in your area, and even if you don’t understand everything, you will probably still feel like you’ve experienced something worthwhile after spending some time with Shakespeare.
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Our favorite Shakespeare books for kids
- Tales from Shakespeare (Puffin Classics)
- Tales from Shakespeare
- Who Was William Shakespeare?
- Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun!)
- MacBeth : For Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun series)
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A BabyLit® Fairies Primer (BabyLit Books)
- The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth
- Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare
- Shakespeare’s Stories for Young Readers (Dover Children’s Classics)
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare [Modern library classics] (Annotated)
- More Tales from Shakespeare
- Shakespeare Stories
- Will’s Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk
- William Shakespeare & the Globe (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback))
- Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare
- William Shakespeare: Scenes from the life of the world’s greatest writer
- Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times, 21 Activities (For Kids series)
- How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
The most popular post from last week was:
The Beginner’s Bible Deluxe Edition from Syncopated Mama
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