by Hans Christian Andersen 1837

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen.

In "The Emperor's New Clothes," two swindlers convince the emperor to wear clothing that is invisible to the foolish or stupid.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Power & Greed and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What are the effects of following the crowd?" and "How does power corrupt?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this folktale at home:
    • What was "The Emperor's New Clothes" about?
    • What did you learn about Power & Greed?
    • What did you learn about Social Pressure?
  • Watch Muppet Classic Theater Part 4 at home with your child.