Reading with children is an effective way to encourage a love of reading while also helping children improve their literacy skills.
Fables are important not because they show children how life is, but because they give form to deep fears and dreams about life through fantasy.
Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a rich and wide vocabulary. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen.
This term, 4th graders have been reading Aesops Fables: The Lion and the Mouse, The Hare and the tortoise and The Country Mouse and the city Mouse. They have drawn pictures and their voices were recorded for a shared reading.
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