Dongeng Bahasa Inggris Singkat 3-5 Menit untuk Anak Terbaru
Tahukah moms bahwa dongeng bahasa Inggris merupakan cara termudah untuk mengenalkan bahasa Inggris kepada anak? Dongeng dipilih karena memiliki cerita yang menarik dan juga bahasanya yang mudah untuk diingat oleh anak-anak. Tak hanya itu, buku dongeng biasanya juga memiliki visual yang menarik dan bisa memancing minat membaca anak-anak. Dilansir dari First Cry Parenting kebiasaan membacakan dongeng ternyata juga bisa mempererat bonding antara ibu dan anak, lho! Namun, bagaimana jika moms tidak memiliki buku dongeng warna-warni untuk anak-anak? Moms bisa membacakan dongeng bahasa Inggris singkat di bawah ini untuk melatih skill listening mereka.
Dongeng Bahasa Inggris #1: The Ugly Duckling
The story starts on a farm, where a duck sits on a clutch of eggs to make them hatch. The eggs hatch one by one, and soon, there are six yellow-feathered ducklings, chirping excitedly. The last egg takes longer to hatch, and from it emerges a strange looking duckling with grey feathers. Everybody finds the grey duckling ugly, including its own mother. The dejected duckling runs away and lives alone in a swamp until winter comes. Seeing the duckling starving in winter, a farmer takes pity on the ugly duckling and gives it food and shelter at home. However, the duckling is afraid of the farmer’s noisy children and flees to a cave by a frozen lake.
When spring comes, a flock of beautiful swans descend on the lake, and the duckling, which is now fully grown, but lonely, approaches the swans, fully expecting to be rejected. To his surprise, the swans welcome him. He looks at his reflection in the water and realises that he is not an ugly duckling anymore, but a beautiful swan. The swan joins this flock and flies off with his new family.
Dongeng Bahasa Inggris #2: Midas and the Golden touch
This ancient story from Greece describes King Midas as a greedy and discontented man, who loved gold more than anything else. Once, he did a good deed for someone, and a Greek God appeared before him, saying that he will be granted his heart’s desire for doing the good deed. Midas wished that everything he touched should turn into gold, instantly. The God granted his wish. Midas was very excited and went about touching random objects, turning everything he touched into gold. After a while, he became hungry.
However, when he touched his food, it turned to gold, and he could not eat it. He was starving and dismayed that he could not eat. Seeing him troubled, his loving daughter threw her arms around him to comfort him, and she, too, turned to gold. Midas was horrified that his daughter had become a statue of gold. He regretted asking for the Golden Touch and realised that he had been greedy and that gold was not the most precious thing in the world. He cried and begged the God to take back his wish.
The God took pity on him and asked him to take a dip in the river by his palace, and then fill a pitcher of water from the river and sprinkle it on all the things he wanted to change back. He followed the instructions and changed his daughter back to normal. He was very happy to get his beloved daughter back and stopped being greedy from that moment.
Dongeng Bahasa Inggris #3: The Hungry Mouse
There once was a mouse that was starving and had not eaten in days. He had grown really thin. After a lot of searching, the mouse found a basket full of corn. There was a tiny hole in the basket, through which he could just fit in. So, he crept into the basket and ate his fill of corn. However, he did not stop eating, once he was full. The mouse ate more and more, even though he was feeling full.
Now, the mouse had grown larger from all that food and could no longer fit through the hole to get out. He was worried and wondered how to escape. A rat that was passing by heard the mouse and told him that he had to wait until he had grown thin again, in order to get out through that hole. The mouse regretted being greedy and overeating.
Dongeng Bahasa Inggris #4: The Ant and the Grasshopper
The story tells of a grasshopper that spends the summer singing and idling away his time. Meanwhile, his neighbours, a colony of ants, work hard throughout the summer to store food for the winter. The grasshopper laughs at the ants and tells them that they should enjoy the summer. The ants tell the grasshopper that he should store food for the winter or he will starve when everything is frozen.
When winter comes, the ants are in their nest, resting and surviving on the food that they stored. The grasshopper comes to their door, hungry and cold. He begs the ants for food and says he realised the error of his ways. The ants share their food with him and make him promise to work hard, next summer, to gather and store food.
Dongeng Bahasa Inggris #5: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
It is the story of a shepherd boy who watched a flock of sheep near his village. The area was known to have a wolf that was infamous for raiding the sheep flock and making away with a couple of sheep. Every villager knew of the menace and was always ready to come to the aid of anyone who had a problem with the wolf. But the boy overlooked this helpful nature of the villagers, and in fact, ridiculed it. For his amusement, he brought out the villagers, three times, by crying out for help, saying “Wolf! Wolf!”.
The ever-vigilant villagers immediately came to help him, only to find the shepherd boy having a hearty laugh. They were naturally upset when he laughed at them for getting fooled. One day, however, a wolf actually came and started killing and eating his sheep. This time, when he cried for help, none of the villagers came to his aid, as they thought he was playing a prank on them again. As a result, the wolf destroyed the shepherd’s flock. The moral of the story is that no one believes a liar, even when he tells the truth.
Dari ke lima dongeng Bahasa Inggris singkat di atas, mana yang kira-kira bisa menjadi favorit si kecil? Selain dengan media dongeng untuk meningkatkan kemampuan bahasa Inggris, moms juga bisa mulai untuk belajar secara online melalui program WSE GO (Wall Street English Goes Online) agar moms bisa lebih memahami dongeng yang dibaca. Dengan dibimbing langsung oleh native trainers, proses pengajaran akan jauh lebih efektif. Teknik pengajaran yang fun, dijamin membuat moms akan lebih semangat dalam belajar. Waktu belajar yang fleksibel juga bisa disesuaikan dengan jadwal moms yang super sibuk, lho!
Kamu bisa memulai juga dengan mengetaui level bahasa Inggris kamu. Yuk, isi kuis di bawah ini agar tahu tingkat bahasa Inggris kamu!
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