Book review – The Rabbit and The Turtle

[4 years +]  The Rabbit and The Turtle – Aesop’s fables retold and illustrated by Eric Carle


Children enjoy this book for the simple, short stories (one per opening, with an accompanying picture) without realising they are about to learn some life lessons at the same time.  It is a great way to introduce ‘moral of the story’.  Eric Carle’s illustrations are also very engaging!

Some of the fables introduce ‘don’t pretend to be someone that you’re not’, ‘treat others as you wish to be treated’, ‘friends come in all sizes and shapes’ and ‘be proud of who you are’.

The older children will have a wonderful talking point for how these fables relate to their lives.  It is also a great idea to introducing summarising – ‘what was that story about?’.

I encourage you to borrow or buy this book for your children!

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About heidelightful

Hello friend! I am a paediatric speech pathologist and health coach. My vision is to create a world where parents can understand the real link between diet and their child's health and behaviour, and know how to create true health for their family. My two young, wonderful and sensitive sons both have food intolerances and have also taught me about my own, that I have never known about until now! Topics I have looked into for my own family's health and also from my role as a speech pathologist with children with picky eating are food intolerances, fussy eaters, creating healthy eaters and eating to prevent and ‘cure’ childhood issues such as ADHD, autism, eczema/skin issues, trouble sleeping, low immunity, frequent snot/ear infections and bedwetting, to name a few. I write many posts coming from being an exhausted mum trying to keep up with fussy boys who can only eat certain foods and also as a professional who has worked with other children with similar issues. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my husband and two boys and was previously an exchange student in Brazil! I hope to inspire you to help your child achieve their potential through health and well-being. Thanks for stopping by :) Heidi

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