Peter and the wolf. Cuentos para niños en inglés

Cuentos tardicionales para enseñar idiomas a los niños

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Los cuentos en inglés son una forma estupenda de animar a nuestros hijos a aprender idiomas. Gracias a los cuentos, además, podemos enseñarles importantes valores, como en 'Peter and the wolf'.

El cuento de 'Pedro y el lobo' contiene una enseñanza clave para los niños: las consecuencias que puede tener mentir a los demás.

Cuento 'Peter and the Wolf' en inglés para niños

Pedro y el lobo. Cuento en inglés 

Once upon a time, there was a little shepherd who took care of his sheep in the field of a small village. Every morning, very early, he always did the same. He used to go to the meadow with his flock and that was how he spent his time.

Since many times he used to get bored, one day, while he was resting under a tree, he had an idea. He decided that he would spend a good time amusing himself at the people from the village's expense. He started to cry:

- Help, the wolf! The wolf is coming!

The village's people took anything they had at hand and went to help the poor shepherd but when they arrived there, they discovered that everything had been a practical joke from Peter, who was cracking up laughing. The villagers got angry and decided to go back to their homes. When they had gone, the shepherd had found the joke so funny that he repeated it. And when he saw people far enough he started crying

- Help, the wolf! The wolf is coming!

The people from the village, hearing it again, started to run quickly thinking that this time the fierce wolf had appeared and that the shepherd really needed their help. But when they arrived where the shepherd was, they found him in the ground laughing at seeing how the villagers had come back to help him. This time the villagers got angrier and they left terribly angry with Peter's bad attitude and upset with the situation.

The next morning, while the shepherd was grazing with his sheep in the same place, he did not notice that a wolf was approaching. When he turned and saw it, the fear invaded his body. Seeing that the animal was getting nearer and nearer, he started crying desperately.

- Help, the wolf! The wolf is coming! He is going to eat all my sheep! Help!

But his cries were in vain. It was too late to convince the villagers that what he was saying was true. The villagers, having learnt the lies of the shepherd, turned a deaf ear this time. And what happened? The shepherd saw how the wolf leaped on his sheep while he tried to ask for help one more time.

- Help, the wolf! The wolf!

But the villagers kept ignoring him, while the shepherd saw how the wolf ate some sheep and took others for his dinner, without being able to do anything. And so, Peter recognized that he had been very unfair with the people of the village and, even though it was late, he regretted it and he never lied to people any more.