The Little Red Hen is a classic, American fable that teaches the moral of hard work and initiative. Fables are good for children, because the stories are short for short attention spans. Most fables feature animals, which children love. Also, The Little Red Hen has repetitive lines throughout the story that encourage children to join in on the telling. When fables are retold to children over time, eventually they can do the retelling. Retelling of stories is a great early literacy practice that helps build strong readers as they get older.
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Here are a few traditional retellings of The Little Red Hen:
Here are a few fun twists of The Little Red Hen: