M O L W I C K
Nocturnities for kids
FAIRY TALES FOR CHILDREN
This fable about two tiny ostriches is a personalized short moral story for kids. The talking animals are useful to transmit the moral in a gentle way.
SHORT MORAL STORY FOR KIDS
The central objective of this moral story is to educate the children and to convince them that toys must be put away.
Making animals the protagonists the true story gets a bit depersonalized. Because it is an educational story with a central message and some secondary messages we can classify it as a moral story.
Let it be noticed that this is a simple story with a message, with short sentences and quite elemental ideas, like obeying, putting toys away, losing toys, family defense.
Because it is based on a true story of rebelling children it is a fairly personalized story.
Logically the moral stories are rather personalized or very concentrated on one idea or message which clearly affects the addressee of the story.
To avoid a too direct message despite the short age of children, I have given it the format of fable or tale with animals.
In the true story the two boys refused systematically to put away any toys; in a way, they had decided to oppose themselves radically to the idea or obligation to put away toys.
When children are very small I consider that it is better to not impose the putting away of toys, because for them it could be a great effort and it could mean a disincentive for particular games. However, as they grow one has to start incorporating the idea of putting away toys and, logically, the first step is not to make a mess of the toys if they aren’t going to play with them for more than 10 seconds. That’s where the little battle started that finished with the Long-Legs and Short-Legs!
The image of the boys in the waves is not directly related to the moral story but it is nice and it can illustrate what happens to children who don’t put away their toys.
LONG-LEGS AND SHORT-LEGS
Once upon a time, in the heart of Africa, in the Savannah,
Also, to look after their home, he had an ostrich called Uuz.
Every day, Daddy Av... would tell the little ostriches
L...-Legs and Sh...-Legs didn’t believe it
Until one day, when everyone was sleeping,
The next morning, when L...-Legs and Sh...-Legs woke up,
When they managed to wake him up,
And so they raced, to see who could go
And so, little F... gave them back all their toys
And the little ostriches, from that day on,
And everyone was happy, and they all ate worms and big eggs.
and now... SLEEP
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