The winning kangaroo. Modern fable for children about fair play
This modern fable, written by Maria O'Donnell, teaches children the importance of fair play . Winning is not the most important thing, but doing it legally and without cheating, and this is demonstrated by us The winning kangaroo . Through this instructive story children can learn the negative conse
This modern fable, written by Maria O'Donnell, teaches children the importance of fair play. Winning is not the most important thing, but doing it legally and without cheating, and this is demonstrated by us The winning kangaroo.
Through this instructive story children can learn the negative consequences of using bad tricks to win: it creates enmities and makes us feel bad about ourselves.
Perfect to teach cheating children to play fair.
Modern fable for children of the winning Kangaroo
Everyone knows that kangaroos are jumping animals.
Also that many live in Australia.
But what almost nobody has heard about is the jumps race that kangaroos do in the great red plain, once a year.
The jumping race of the great red plain is the most important contest in the life of a kangaroo. In it the head of the group elige is chosen until the next race. Today is the day of the test and right now is about to start:
eleven kangaroos better prepared are placed on the starting line and when the judge lowers the flag, the kangaroos begin to bounce, raising a large dust cloud . "Boing, boing, boing", the jumps of the participants make the whole plain rumble.
First, they all advance together, but little by little, five are separated from the group, and then there are three of the most outstanding.
Zascandil is in the lead. When the judge does not look at him, take the opportunity to give some elbows and bites to those who try to overtake him. They are closely followed by the kangaroo Palillo and Flopi.
Palillo is getting closer and closer to Zascandil, and just when it will happen, Zascandil
puts his paw in front and makes him fall to the ground. Flopi who goes behind, stops and helps Palillo get up.
- Are you okay?
- Yes, Flopi, but you should not have stopped, so you will not win, go back to the race!
Flopi starts jumping and is approaching Zascandil, but there are few meters left and he does not have time to reach him. Zascandil goes through the finish line first.
Proud Zascandil lifts his legs
waiting for applause and cheers , but the audience that has seen what happened begins to boo him:- Buhhh, out, buhh, you cheated! Flopi winner! Flopi winner!
The judge approaches Flopi and places the medal, he is the champion of this year, and therefore he becomes the head of the group.
Not always the best athlete, who arrives first at the goal. Reading comprehension exercises
If you want to find out if your child has understood this fable, you can ask him these simple questions. With them you can know if your child has good reading comprehension or not.
A good understanding of the text is one of the fundamental pillars of
the beginning of reading .- Where do kangaroos live?
- What did the kangaroos get when they won the race?