This story and magnet story resources for this classic story of three clever pigs and a stubborn wolf, help children understand in a most enjoyable way that you shouldn't be lazy otherwise you'll suffer the consequences. It shows how with thoughtful planning, combined with hard work we can acheive our goals and be sucessful. And yet not once does it mention these virtues - like all good stories we are left to come to our own conclusions.
The delightful fun this story offers to children is timeless. A good story to tell to all those budding builders who are building forts and house out in the playground. You can provide them with subconcous learning opportunties, as they listen to the story and hear about the 2 houses that were blown down and about the house that didn't. Perhaps you can pose the question at mat time 'why did 2 houses blow down and the third one didn't?' Their answers are sure to reveal some interesting theories form the children and create some intertesting construction play. Its a good idea to have a diversity of materials available for the children to work with raning from lego, blocks, boxes, planks, old blankets etc.
On the practical side of this idea, it might pay to think in advance whether you're going to have enough space in your ealy childhood centre to store constructions for the children to continue working on over a couple of days or whether their work will need to be broken down each day.
Well now you've got all those wonderful houses their may be one big enough to put on your own play.
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Note: Printed versions of this chidlren's story date back to the 1840's, but the story itself is thought to be much older. James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps version, The Tale of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf was first published around 1843.