The Jackdaw Who Thought He Was An Eagle

Our story this week is about a jackdaw who tried to be an eagle. The eagle is one of the largest birds known to man. They hunt animals like deer, sheep, lamb for food. The Jackdaw, on the other hand, is one of the tiniest birds in the world. These two birds are our main characters in this story that is an Aesop's fable adapted for storytelling with Ngozi.

It is a beautiful story to help little ones know they should be themselves and not someone else. I will let you listen to the story and, we talk about it, below.

The Story Of The Jackdaw Who Tried To Be An Eagle

Lessons From The Jackdaw Story

We encourage young ones to try to be better versions of themselves. However, if they try to do something that will potentially harm them, then, it is great to let them know they should not. 

We encourage them to copy beautiful qualities like hard work, resilience, kindness, empathy, generosity and loads more. However, we discourage the bad ones. We do not want our little one to get in trouble like the Jackdaw, in today's story.

Children are lovely copycats and, it can be a positive thing. One of the best ways they learn is by observing what others do, especially a parent. That is why we need to be cautious of what we do as our little angels are watching. 

They also copy other people like their peers. You may notice a change of behaviour when they start school or daycare and have to be with children. They come home and, they now act differently. They may admire a classmate who is mean to others. Their young minds cannot see it is wrong unless we help them do that.

We cannot stop them from copying but we need to keep an eye and help them get rid of the bad, harmful behaviour as soon as we start noticing. We also need to behave well in front of the children as you are your child's greatest role model. They will want to be like you.

Activities From The Jackdaw Story

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