The Tortoise and the Hare | Aesop Fables
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Do you know that Aesop's Fables have been around since 620 B.C.!  How many millions of children (us included) have enjoyed hearing them and learning from them for centuries!

Now you can enjoy, listen and discuss one of the most famous of this fables with 21st Century technology at its best!

Here is a wonderful contemporary adaptation by Tom Lynch - The Tortoise and the Hare - click on the tortoise and enjoy!  

You may want to explain how these images were illustrated with hand sewn patchwork tapestries of folk art from the countries of Africa, India and Peru.

If you happen to have a real example of patchwork, that would be a wonderful thing to include in the presentation.  

Related Activities : The Tortoise and Hare features many printable activities to include with this online activity to help you recreate and present this fable in a memorable way.  Also, if for some reason you are not able to view this online feature, the activity below has a fable card/poster to read the fable.   

Have fun with The Turtle and the Hare! 


You can view the animated fable here.

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