The Lion and the Mouse

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2007, 9:23 am

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There are many lessons to learn from this tale, where a small mouse helps a big, ferocious lion— telling it will improve your child's early literacy skills.

This story, for 3 to 6 year olds, is a fun one to act out with sounds. As you listen to it, you can roar like the lion and squeak like the mouse. After hearing it once or twice, practice retelling this tale.

You might take turns being the lion or the mouse. You can introduce the idea of opposites by roaring loudly like one character and then squeaking softly like the other. Then make your body large like the lion or crouch down small like his helper. How many other opposites can you think of?

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