Aesop Fables for All

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Aesop Fables for AllOne of the biggest frustrations parents raising multilingual children have is the lack of resources available to them in their target language.  Through my interviews with parents on the Bilingual Avenue podcast, I have found that many of us around the world are working around this problem by translating books on the go that are written in the community language.

But there’s something just special about being able to read or listen to a story in your target language which inspired us to create Aesop Fables for All.

Aesop Fables for All is a collective effort to translate and record a number of Aesop and other select fables, currently found in the open domain, in as many languages as possible.

The translations and recordings will be available to anyone for free who chooses to leverage this resource to supplement their language learning journey.

In order to provide the greatest variety of language translations, we need your help to help us record and translate these stories!  All the fables included in our selection are brief yet teach valuable lessons.  Help us make this project a reality and help other parents around the world.

If you wish to participate, please follow the steps below –

  • Select an Aesop fable title from the pre-selected list of twenty displayed below.
  • Click on the link of your choice.
  • Translate the fable into your heritage language just like you probably already do with your children at home.
  • In your recording, you will have an opportunity to share your website name or blog if applicable.
  • If you do not have either, you can state your current location, country of origin or leave this option blank.
  • Record yourself reading the story by clicking on the orange button labeled “Start Recording.”
  • In your recording, follow the script below:

“(State Aesop fable title in English) read by (insert your name) from (insert your website name/blog or location) in (state the heritage language you will use to read the story).  (Read the translated Aesop fable title and story).”

  • After completing the recording, you can press the replay button to listen to the recording.
  • If you are not happy with the recording, press the reset button and record again.
  • Once you are ready to submit, enter your name and email address to send your message.
  • (Optional yet highly encouraged) Consider emailing your translation so that it can be added to the audio recording. This will provide one more way for older children to practice their reading in their target language. Translations can be emailed to
  • Once you have sent the message, consider translating/recording another one!
  • If you know of anyone else who may be interested in helping us in this project, please share this page with them. We are looking for speakers of all world languages.

Check out episode 30 of the Bilingual Avenue podcast to learn more about Aesop Fables for All!

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