Friday, February 17, 2012
THE LITTLE GOATS AND THE SLY FOX
This flannel board story is based on a bedtime story my mom used to tell us when we were children. Basically, the Mother goat has three little goats. She tells them that she's going to get them some food to eat and warns them not to open the door to anyone, especially the sneak fox. She teaches them a song and instructs them to only open the door if they hear her singing it. Of course, the sly fox was listening and as soon as the Mother goat is gone, he goes and kidnaps the little goats. The mother comes home to find out that her babies are gone. She goes to the fox's house and fights him to get her little goats back.
You can downplay or exaggerate the intensity of the story depending on the children's age. Children enjoy this story because it includes three fun rhymes.