The stubborn goats. Popular children's story of Puerto Rico
The stories have countless benefits for children. Not only enhance their ability to understand, their memory and imagination. They are also important vehicles for the transmission of a culture. Hence that a series of stories and popular legends will be transmitted generation after generation que, th
The stories have countless benefits for children. Not only enhance their ability to understand, their memory and imagination. They are also important vehicles for the transmission of a culture. Hence that a series of stories and popular legendswill be transmitted generation after generation que, that they began speaking orally and that now we finally have the possibility of recovering their written version.
'The stubborn goats' is one of those popular stories full of teachings for children. It comes to us from Puerto Rico, and the children speak of self-confidence and the importance of persevering to achieve everything that is proposed. If they are able to face obstacles and difficulties with determination and intelligence, they will be able to overcome them.
The stubborn goats, a popular story of Puerto Rico for children
The older children of Puerto Rico tell a beautiful story about which we can reflect ... and it says:
There was once a boy who worked as a pastor in Puerto Rich. Every day he took his goats to graze in the mountain. At dusk, the boy called his goats with a powerful whistle, and they obeyed and came to him. It was time to return to the farm, and all returned in order without separating from him. But one day the following happened:
the shepherd whistled as usual, but the goats did not return. Las He shouted at them and they continued to ignore him. And desperate, after screaming and screaming and seeing that they still did not obey, he sat on a stone to cry. Then a rabbit arrived. He looked at him and asked:- Why are you crying, boy?
And he answered:
- My goats do not listen to me.
And if I can not get them back to the farm, my father will get very angry and punish me.
The rabbit, thoughtful, replied: - Do not worry
, I will help you.
I will make them return.And the rabbit approached the goats and began to growl so that they would walk, but the goats kept on grazing without flinching. The bunny, frustrated, sat next to the pastor on the stone and also began to cry. And in this, a fox went by and asked:
- But why are you crying, bunny? Ay - Oh, bitch, I cry because the shepherd boy is crying because if he does not get his goats to listen to him and follow him to the farm, his father will punish him.
- Oh, do not worry. Sure I get it. I'll try.
The fox came to the goats and began to howl with all her strength.
The truth is that it was quite scary, and yet the goats kept grazing so quietly. Desperate, he sat down next to the rabbit and the shepherd, and began to cry.
And then a wolf appeared, with the face of being quite ferocious, and asked:
- But you little fox, why are you crying? Ay - Oh, wolf, is that the rabbit cries because the pastor started crying because the goats do not pay attention to him and if they do not get him to follow him, his father will punish him. - Oops, leave that to me, little fox. I will get the goats to move.
And the wolf, with its fierce presence, approached the goats and howled with all their strength, showing the sharp fangs well. But the goats seemed to see nothing. There they were still in the field grazing so calmly. The wolf, surprised, left with the rest of the animals and the shepherd and began to cry.
In this, a small bee flew up and when he saw that, he asked ...
- But wolf, why are you crying? Ay - Ay, bee, is that the fox cries because the rabbit cries because the pastor was crying because his goats do not pay attention to him and if he does not get them to return to the farm, his father will punish them.
- Is that it? Well do not worry, I know how to make them come back.
How small are you?
- answered the wolf- They will not listen to you!
The little bee, although hurt by those words, decided to try it.
So he went to the herd of goats and began to buzz near them with all his strength. The truth is that it was a very annoying buzz, so the goats stopped eating to try to cover their ears. However, they did not move from their place.
The little bee did not give up and decided to try something different ... It was then that the bee showed its sting and nailed it to one of the goats, the oldest one, and who was also the leader of the herd. The goat, feeling the sting, ran to the terrified farm. And the other goats, seeing that their leader returned to the farm, followed her.The shepherd, the rabbit, the fox and the wolf watched the scene in amazement. Then they looked at the little bee, dead of shame for not having believed in her.
The pastor apologized: - You do not know how we feel, bee. We laughed at you and you gave us all a great lesson. Thank you so much for help me. No - There's no need, little cowherd boy- And smiling, he left where he had come from.
The little pastor thanked everyone for their help and returned home thinking about the great lesson he had just learned that day:The important thing is not to be stronger or bigger. It is not being more aggressive. The important thing is to trust in yourself and persevere to the end.
Reading comprehension questions for your child Help your child understand the meaning of the message that this fantastic story wants to convey. We help you with these three questions:
- Why did the pastor cry?
- What animals tried to help you? Which one of them got it?
- Why did the smallest animal get the goats to move?