Remember the Tortoise and the Hare, or the Lion and the Mouse? They are characters from Aesop’s fables, originally created by the ancient Greek storyteller Aesop. Usually they are short stories with animal characters that encounter a problem that illustrates a moral lesson. But they are fun lessons for family discussion or writing prompts, and still relevant about behavior centuries later. Try a few out with the kids and see what they think.
Listen to the fables performed with music by a cast of kids.
Aesop’s Fables retold by Gwen Petreman and Chris Stone
Each fable is retold at three different reading levels for different ages. There are classroom questions added, as this version is written with classroom and home teachers in mind.
It might seem sometimes that someone else has it all much easier than you, but delve deeper, and perhaps not! Simple retelling for young children.
The Lion and the Mouse by Aesop retold in Let’s Learn Aesop’s Fables series
Even the very smallest individual can be of service. Always moving tale of gratitude and rescue.