If you enjoyed Monkey and the Crocodile, produced by Niyaa, then this second story is one for you. It is another tale from the Panchatantra, a fable with a hidden moral. There is a lot to investigate in the parent-child activity page and animal fact hunt, before you start sharing the story itself.
Bright, attractive graphics provide plenty of detail to discuss. The emotions of the different characters are clearly defined, so older children could reflect on why the animals feel the way they do as the story unfolds.
Listen to the story, use sleep mode or follow the simple text. Develop skills of empathy by tapping on the birds to hear the story from their perspective, or extend your child’s language skills by creating the story yourselves from the perspective of other animals.
Educational value: fables: reading image: developing empathy
Age: toddler – 7
Fun rating: 3/5
Educational rating: 4/5