Written by Austine ELEMUE


The Hare and the Tortoise

There once was a speedy Hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, the Tortoise challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.

The Hare ran down the road for a while and then paused to rest. He looked back at the tortoise and cried out, "How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?"

The Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, "There is plenty of time to relax."

The Tortoise walked and walked, never ever stopping until he came to the finish line.

The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise that they woke up the Hare. The Hare stretched, yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise had already crossed the finish line. Moral: Slow and steady wins the race.  From www.kidsworldfun.com.

The Ant and the Grasshopper

One summer’s day, in a field, a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great effort an ear of corn he was taking to his nest.

"Why don’t you come and chat with me," asked the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling your life away?" "I am helping to store up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and I recommend you to do the same." "Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper. "We have got plenty of food at present."

But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When winter came, the Grasshopper found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing, every day, corn and grain from the stores they had collected in summer. Then the Grasshopper knew...

Moral: work today and you can reap the benefits tomorrow! From www.kidsworldfun.com.


1.What goes through towns and over hills but never moves?

2.What kind of room has no doors or windows?

3.How many of each species did Moses take on the ark with him?

4.What has Eighty-eight keys but can’t open a single door?

5.A boy who was just learning how to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn't break the law. How come?

6.What root does the mathematical plant have?


1.Roads 2. Mushroom 3. None, Moses wasn't on the ark Noah was 4. A piano 5. He just took a walk 5. Square root



1.How many quarters make a whole?

2.How many halves make a whole?

3.What shape is a maths set?

4.What shape is a bicycle tyre?

5.What is the shape of a refined piece of sugar?



1. four 2. Two 3. Rectangular 4. Cycle 5. cube

Did you know?

  • Did you know most mathematical symbols were invented in the 16th century?
  • Did you know what comes after million is billion, trillion, quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion and nonillion?
  • Did you know more fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit?
  • Did you know watermelon can be classed as both a fruit and a vegetable?
  • Did you know as a food, pumpkin can be baked, roasted, steamed or boiled?

Kids and health

Brush your teeth at least twice a day


Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Eating foods high in sugar or starches too often during the day can play a part in tooth decay. So don’t chew foods and sip drinks all day long! Sugar-free chewing gum can help you keep your teeth healthy.


However, the best way to keep a nice smile is to brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Also, after brushing your teeth at bedtime, don’t eat any food, or drink anything but water! Culled from European food information council (EUFIC).


Your breakfast is important

Just like cars, buses and trains cannot run without fuel, our bodies need energy to work. Especially after a night’s sleep, energy levels are low. So, whether you are off to school, or out and about at the weekend, start the day with breakfast. Plenty of carbohydrates is just the ticket: try toast or bread, or cereal with milk, fruit or yoghurt. From eufic.org.


















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