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Fairy Tales and Fables

Fairy Tales and Fables


What do we learn from fables? Well, it turns out that we learn a lot! As authors Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss write in their book, 40 Fun Fables: Tales That Trick, Tickle and Teach, "By reading fables we can learn some of the great truths that have been passed down through the ages." 


Everyone knows the story of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” but what do we know about “The Fox and the Grapes”? Or “The Eagle and the Beetle”? Aesop was a slave from Ancient Greece who recorded these fables and many more which have been passed down for over 2500 years! Though fairy tales and fables may not be factual, the morals and ethics learned within them certainly are! Fairy tales and fables have been used to teach children for generations upon generations about honesty, hard work, pride, jealousy, unity, and much more! 


Join us as we learn about why fairy tales and fables last so long, why people connect with the animal characters portrayed in them, and what the moral of the story really means, in Fairy Tales and Fables.


  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Instructor: Vijaysaumini Jaiswal
  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET
  • Duration: 4 classes
  • Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4

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