Amice and the goose that laid the golden eggs is an adaptation of an Aesop's fable, adapted for storytelling with Ngozi. A story of how greed can make us lose everything.
Greed is now a part of our larger society. Children are imitators of the adults they see around them. If your focus is to buy everything around you, it won't be long before the children copy and want every toy in the shop.
In this week's story, we are introduced to Amice and the goose early. They are the main characters along with Betty, Amice's wife. I will try not to spoil it for you, and allow you to listen to the story below;
Amice had everything. His selfish desire for more is what lead to his making wrong choices. We do not want to end up like Amice and allow our quest for more rob us of the joy if keeping what we already have.
Greed is the selfish desire to get more. It robs us of happiness as most people are not attracted to greedy people. This is especially so when they have been hurt by the actions of the greedy person.
Greedy people want all the toys, food and money. So, they leave others with very little.
They develop negative traits like selfishness, highly competitive, envy and sometimes lying and stealing.
And it may soon affect their mental and physical health. How can you help your child?
Greed is a part of society. It is often promoted by the media, by our peers and even relatives. We cannot control what others do and promote, we are, however, able to make our own choices as to what we will do and teach our children to make great choices.
Amice and the goose is a great story we can all benefit from when faced with selfishness and greed. Storytelling is an effective way of teaching.
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