Itan Aja ati Ijapa - The story of the dog and the tortoise
Welcome to the first of our new 'Akoko itan Keyemo - Keyemo's Storytime' series.
In this short Yoruba folktale, the dog and the tortoise go to a farm to steal some yams, dog takes a few yams but tortoise takes too much and can't carry his load.
Stories like these teach good morals and there are several lessons to be learnt in the story. I would encourage you to ask your child after each story 'Ki ni itan yi ko e - what did the story teach you?' I mention just one of them but there are many other lessons to discuss with your child such as not stealing, not yielding to peer pressure, not following bad crowd etc.
We hope you enjoy the story.