What Children can tell us today?

I’m visiting the Library of Congress all the time.  It’s a great source of what was real.  I mean, the realism in anything.  And when it counts, the Library of Congress is the best and most-respected Place.  It’s also a place that scammers, shammers, underhanded dealers, and Conspiracy Theorists hate the most. But I love hearing what children are saying and learning and lots and lots of interesting things have been taught to them during the Wildest of Days ever recorded.  Right Now!  It’s a whole lot of stuff, isn’t it?  But parents, want some help? Easy, simple help with Old-Time Story Telling Time?  And how’s all of that At-Home teaching been going?  Great or not so good?  Are you actually involved with the growth of your child or, are you allowing another Computer Program teach them? Or some other Toy Device?  This might be the most important read during these days if you want to teach the real to your kids.  

And I like to get good information right from the Records of those who wrote it or those that said it.  Even those that drew it. The original children’s tales.  History is a great qualifier and a Champion above and beyond those telling fibs.  But today, after Centuries or years after a thing was written, the story has gained so much baggage that it’s difficult to know what the Original was or what was the full intention of a Writer.  Some are Life Lessons, while others are amusing.  But so many want easy stories to read aloud.  And here they are.

Well, here’s a few kid’s stories quite easy to read and after each, ask yourself this-Hey, was that the way I was told it or was it?  You may have heard it, but was it anywhere close to the one first put in your ears?…Lol…enjoy!

The Hare & the Tortoise

A Hare was making fun of the Tortoise one day for being so slow.

“Do you ever get anywhere?” he asked with a mocking laugh.

“Yes,” replied the Tortoise, “and I get there sooner than you think. I’ll run you a race and prove it.”

The Hare was much amused at the idea of running a race with the Tortoise, but for the fun of the thing he agreed. So the Fox, who had consented to act as judge, marked the distance and started the runners off.

The Hare was soon far out of sight, and to make the Tortoise feel very deeply how ridiculous it was for him to try a race with a Hare, he lay down beside the course to take a nap until the Tortoise should catch up.

The Tortoise meanwhile kept going slowly but steadily, and, after a time, passed the place where the Hare was sleeping. But the Hare slept on very peacefully; and when at last he did wake up, the Tortoise was near the goal. The Hare now ran his swiftest, but he could not overtake the Tortoise in time.

The race is not always to the swift.