Monday, 26 May 2014

Folk Tales - The Little Red Hen {Poppins Book Nook}

This months theme for the Poppins Book Nook is Folk Tales.  My first thought was what is a folk tale ? It took a little bit of searching but I finally discovered the answer.  I really liked the definition over at wiseGEEK: "A folktale is a type of traditional story that tries to explain something, or which is meant to help people behave well in the world. Such stories usually are fiction-based with magical or supernatural elements, and they often are woven around talking animals, royalty, peasants or mythical creatures. Initially passed down through oral tradition, they were a major means of educating and entertaining prior to the development of printed materials and modern technologies, and they remain instrumental in preserving aspects of the culture in which they develop."

I also discovered a wonderful folk tale resource called World of Tales which shares a multitude of tales but my favorite page is all the Folktales arranged by country.


 With this in mind I went looking for some books and settled on The Little Red Hen.

From the Library
We took out a variety of versions to read and enjoy.
 On the www

On YouTube we found
History of Bread
  • Part 1 The process of baking Wonder Bread.
  • Part 2 This episode shows from farm and gives a detailed break down of wheat. Milling wheat etc.
  • Part 3 Baking Traditions and unique breads. Famous San Fransico sour dough is from 1846!
  • Part 4 Corn the specialty bread. Wafer bread making.
  • Part 5 Flat and unleavened bread. Pita bread. Kosher breads. Jewish Breads.
  • Part 6 Bread in space, tortilla breads. Bagel. 
Bread on YouTube



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5 comments:

  1. Lots of great resources to go along with a classic story! My kids loved reenacting it last year with puppets!

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  2. Wow, thanks for such an extensive list of resources! This is such a great story, and thanks so much also for that clear definition as I was worried the book I picked wasn't actually a folktale!

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  3. I love this resource list. :-)

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  4. What a big list of similar books. Baking bread was perfect for this.

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  5. Thank you for sharing this great list of resources.

    I like that most of us had the chance to learn something this month. I wonder how many times in the past I have confused a fairy tale and a folktale... Your definition was great!


    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

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