These famous fables teach children about right and wrong, good and bad, kindness and meanness, generosity and greediness, just to name a few. In fact, fables and fairy tales have been used throughout history as a popular method in the instructions of developing good moral values in children.
You will find that many fable stories will use animals, fairies, plants, and mythical/fantasy creatures as their "teaching tools," often depicting human behaviors. A lot of the children's stories written by Aesop include animals, as well as people.
Aesop's fables are often remembered for a lifetime... like the grasshopper that plays while the ants work preparing for winter... or the proud lion who is helped by a small mouse.
These children's stories with morals, like many other famous fables, teach us about human virtue, and our own foolishness, with their colorful characters.
Wonderfully written, Aesop's short tales have inspired readers throughout history with their quick and witty moral themes. They were first told by a Greek slave over 2600 years ago, and their influences are still as valuable today as they were then. (You can read the history of Aesop's Fables here.)
Below, is a collection of many of the inspiring fables of Aesop. I will be adding more fables in the future, so be sure to stop back again to see what's been added. Better yet, subscribe to my RSS blog feed (see the box in the top right column) and stay up-to-date with additions and changes to this site.
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