Welcome to the wonderful world of Aesop’s Fables! In this free online course from ALISON you will find a selection of 60 fables that you can read, share and retell with your friends and family. Alongside the popular tales that you may already know, we have chosen some of the less well-known stories that may be new to you. The fables work their magic by enchanting us with animals that behave like people and events that could never happen. At the same time, they pass on some essential truths about life, love, war, and friendship that still hold meaning for us today. These simple truths are summarized in the ‘moral’ of each fable. The fables never preach; they help us to draw our own conclusions through the pleasure of reading, or listening to, stories that are full of wit and wonder. The course is organized into a number of small collections, each of which you can read in one sitting. Each collection features some questions to help you think further about the morals of the fables you have been reading. This course will be of great interest to parents with young children and teachers of primary school children who would like to get their children and students to read a selection of fables that will make children think more deeply about the stories they are reading. It will also be of great interest to all learners who are interested in literature and the world of Aesop. Aesop’s Fables also teach us about how best to conduct ourselves and treat others at home or in the work place.
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