Eliot and the sea. Story for children about overcoming our limits
Eliot was an elephant but he wanted to be a fish. He was different but he had a dream to fulfill. Will he get over it? This is the story of someone who wanted to be different, someone who did not fit between theirs, and someone who did not want to put a stop to their dreams, because dreaming can be
Eliot was an elephant but he wanted to be a fish.
He was different but he had a dream to fulfill. Will he get over it?
This is the story of someone who wanted to be different, someone who did not fit between theirs, and someone who did not want to put a stop to their dreams, because dreaming can be reached where you want. This is a story for children about overcoming our limits.Tale for children Eliot and the sea. How to overcome our limitations
Eliot thought he was born with the wrong body. It was a small gray elephant that liked very much the
and very little the savanna. I dreamed of being a fish and being able to surf the waves that broke on the shore. Since I was very little I spent hours playing in the sand making huge castles
, that admired the starfish and that served as a hiding place for the conch shells. The crabs were more cantankerous, because they did not understand why Eliot was always on the beach instead of going with his friends the elephants. Besides, whenever they could, they reminded him that this was not his place.However, the gulls, flying over the coast, supported and defended him: "Do not worry about what they say, if you like the sea this is your place. Being different is not bad or being weird. Being different does not mean anything. The question is to understand it, accept it and celebrate our
individuality ". But Eliot was sad because he did not like his body. It was big and heavy and had no fins to swim. The turtles wanted to encourage Eliot because they were his friends. They, who also did not have fins and also carried their heavy house, were the perfect teachers to teach Eliot to swim. It was not easy, but the little elephant supplied his lack of skill with great enthusiasm and with a lot of willpower. Many hours devoted to learning and thanks to the
perseverance and hard work he managed to swim as well as any fish. Now he did like his body, because he had learned to use it to do what he liked best.Eliot not only got to swim. He made many new friends at sea and also learned that prejudices should not be limits for one to be happy.
Eliot discovered that with his effort and affectionof his friends he had finished with the differences. Find out if your child has understood the text To know if your child
has understood the text
of the story Eliot and the sea you can ask these simple reading comprehension questions. It is important that the child understands the whole message
that throws the story so that he can appreciate the
benefits of reading. - Why did not Eliot like his body? - Why did the crabs not want me to play in the sand?
- Do you think Eliot should listen to crabs or gulls? - How did Eliot get to be a fish? - Are you comfortable with your body?