Fables, stories or poetry are stories with which children can learn teachings and values, but they can also improve their reading speed and comprehension. Can you imagine being able to unite it all in one? We have adapted the fable of 'The congress of the mice' to a story in pictogram so you can work with your youngest children on reading without forgetting to have a fun time.
The fable of 'The Congress of the Mice' is one of the best known texts of the Spanish writer Félix María Samaniego ('The ass and the pig', 'The lion and the fox' or 'The ass and the horse' are other his most prominent titles). With this story, starring a family of rodents, children will learn that it is very good to have initiative and, also, to give ideas but that later if they are not carried out it is useless.
In this new version or adaptation of this fable we have wanted to introduce a new element, the pictograms, so that the youngest children begin to loosen up with reading and understand the story for themselves. What is a good idea?
Once upon a time there was a family of mice that lived in the pantry of a house, but always fearing the attacks of a huge cat, the mice did not want to go out. Whether it was day or night, this terrible enemy had them watched.
The mice decided to put an end to the problem, so they held a meeting at the request of the chief of the mice, who was the oldest of all. At this meeting it was agreed to tie a bell to the cat, and thus know at any time and all the time where it goes. The sound would put them on alert!
Such an interesting proposal was accepted by all the rodents to great applause and happiness. With the bell they would be saved, because its bell would warn of the arrival of the enemy in time to get to safety.
But there was one thing left to solve. Who of all will give the cat the bell? Hearing this, the mice were suddenly quiet, very quiet, because they could not answer that question. Suddenly everyone began to feel fear. And everyone, absolutely everyone, ran back to their caves, hungry and sad.
Samaniego, Iriarte, Fedro, La Fontaine or Aesop are some of the most prominent authors in this literary genre. This resource has more than 2,000 years of history and has been transmitted from generation to generation thanks to oral tradition and, later, to written texts. Your secret? It allows children (and the elderly) to learn values about the society in which we live.
Do you want to know why we should tell children fables and what they can learn from them? Take good note!
- Kindness, solidarity, empathy or honesty are some of the values that, through a final moral, transmit these short stories to their children. A more than necessary and valuable teaching for the development of your personality and for your future!
- This final part of the text allows, in turn, that children think and reflect about it and even transfer it to situations that they themselves can experience on a daily basis.
- The fables develop in very normal and simple environments, such as a forest or a river, but its magic lies in the fact that in many of them their protagonists are talking animals. That detail makes children quickly attracted to their characters.
- It is important that from a very young age the child has contact with literature. If at first the poetry seems complicated and the stories very long, the fable is the resource you need because they are usually short texts.
- By using a very concrete and concise language, the fables are very easy for children to understand and even memorize parts of the text. Do the test!
- It allows carry out a lot of activities with the children around this text, for example and as suggested by the author Manuel Yruela Guerrero in 'Solutions and suggestions to solve the activities for the reader of fables', that the child select his favorite animal and develop a fable with him as the protagonist. It will be very fun!
Pictograms are an excellent educational resource for the little ones to learn to read almost without realizing it. If your child is attracted to this tool, do not stop showing him more stories, fables, sayings or poetry created with these symbols!
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