Aesop's FableThe Tortoise and the Hare tells the story of two seemingly mismatched competitors in a race. Surely the hare will win the race when running against a tortoise. Watch Miss Odette's retelling of this fable with plushies and see how the story ends. Our library has several versions of this tale, as well as compilations of Aesop's works available for checkout. You may want to bring some home to provide material for young storytellers to tell their own version of the story.
Children love hearing stories. They also love sharing those stories. Retelling a story requires children to hone their listening skills as they integrate and reconstruct what they’ve heard. It builds greater comprehension, helps develop an understanding of story structure, and promotes expressive vocabulary.
Encourage your child to engage in active play with stuffed animals, dolls, and other toys to retell a story they’ve recently heard. It aids in building their memory and inspires them to use their imaginations and have fun as they learn while playing.