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Aesop's Fables

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Everyone knows I believe in the importance of teaching core values to children at an early age. Parents, grandparents and educators are always looking for positive ways to create a dialog with their children, grandchildren and students. It's why I wrote the "Don't Be That KID!" Series!

I always recommend reading the rhymes and discussing the KID's behavior in each scene of the books. It's a great way to have children open-up about their feelings about values like honesty, sharing, kindness, giving 100%, and never giving up.

I recently purchased "Aesop's Fables" for a friend whose grandson was visiting (she already had "Don't Be That KID!). I thought it would be a great opportunity to read and discuss some of the morals in the fables.

As I read some of the fables, I began to think of the similarities between the "KID" books and the fables. They both are fun to read, yet there can be some serious discussions about the importance of clarifying your values.

Five of my favorite fables that have similar messages as scenes in the "Don't Be That KID!" Series are:

"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" (honesty)
"The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs" (greed/sharing)
"The Lion and the Mouse" (kindness)
"The Ant and the Grasshopper" (work hard; play later)
"The Tortoise and the Hare" (never give up)

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