The cheetah who ran too fast

The cheetah who ran too fast : And other children's stories from Africa

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These stories, written in verse, are designed to be read out loud. They are full of suspense, thrills, emotion and fun and make for a superbly expressive read. But they were written for so much more than that. The world is an ever-changing fast-paced place and our lives have changed along with it. Creating strong and healthy relationships with our children is becoming more and more difficult, yet more and more essential. One of the most powerful ways to achieve good relationships with our children is by finding ways to communicate with them about things that matter, especially in their lives. The art of communication involves, talking, listening, and sharing. These are the most fundamental tools to form strong and healthy relationships. Creating a strong, secure and caring relationship with a child means providing that child with the base from which to develop a healthy self-esteem and an ability to cope with life positively. The use of typical African animals in these stories creates a non-threatening and imaginative way to talk about issues that might, initially be too difficult for a child to express on a personal level.
It is up to the reader or parent to gently and carefully relate the issues in the stories to the child's real-life experiences. Through sharing feelings, thoughts, experiences, listening and understanding, you create a place of strength, support and understanding for your child that will remain with them and see them through all the up's and downs of life.
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  • 3-5
  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 165.1 x 228.6 x 7.62mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • English
  • 2nd ed
  • Full colour throughout
  • 0143026070
  • 9780143026075
  • 944,026

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