The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare is a famous English version of the nursery rhyme, which is a story about racing between a tortoise and a rabbit.

“The Tortoise and the Hare” is one of Aesop’s Fables. A fable is a short story that illustrates a moral lesson. Aesop, a slave, and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE. The story concerns a Hare who ridicules a slow-moving Tortoise. Tired of the Hare’s arrogant behavior, the Tortoise challenges him to a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and, confident of winning, take a nap midway through the race. When the Hare awakes however, he finds that his competitor, crawling slowly but steadily, has arrived before him.

“Slow and steady wins the race” even if it is somewhat slow, will produce better results than rushing to get somewhere or finish something, as the end, can result in mistakes or may prove unsustainable or inaccurate. Take your seat and watch these cute characters teach your kid about being steady, not worrying and more. This video scores a pretty good score in educating your kid about morales. It has a great rhythm which is comforting and playful at the same time, kids surely love this rhyme. Acknowledging, It is an educational video then why just kids? We recommend parents to watch and learn it so they can engage with their kids and show them it’s educational side.

The Tortoise and the Hare Rhyme’s Video Song and Lyrics

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Once there was a very very speedy hare
Once there was a very very speedy hare
He would brag from near and far
That he was faster than a car
Oh yes, one time there was a very speedy hare

The plucky tortoise said to Hare, “Let’s have a race,”
The plucky tortoise said to Hare, “Let’s have a race,”
“If you’re so fast in running shoes,
Then there’s no way that you can lose,”
Oh yes, the tortoise said to Hare “Let’s have a race”

Fast and slow, fast and slow!
Who will win? Let’s watch them go!
Down the road, around the tree!
Who will win? Just wait and see!

All the animals came down to see them run
All the animals came down to see them run
With a bell the race began
And fast away the quick hare ran
Oh yes, the animals came down to see them run

The lagging tortoise very slowly crawled along
The lagging tortoise very slowly crawled along
Since the hare so quickly sped,
He had by now run far ahead
Oh yes, the tortoise very slowly crawled along

Fast and slow, fast and slow!
Who will win? Let’s watch them go!
Down the road, around the tree!
Who will win? Just wait and see!

The speedy hare felt very sure that he would win
The speedy hare felt very sure that he would win
Since he thought he couldn’t lose,
He laid right down to take a snooze
Oh yes, the hare felt very sure that he would win

The little tortoise kept on inching down the road
The little tortoise kept on inching down the road
He passed by the sleeping hare,
Who kept on snoring, unaware
Oh yes, the tortoise kept on inching down the road

Fast and slow, fast and slow!
Who will win? Let’s watch them go!
Down the road, around the tree!
Who will win? Just wait and see!

Determined Tortoise nearly reached the finish line
Determined Tortoise nearly reached the finish line
The sleepy hare woke up and ran
As fast as speedy quick hares can
Oh yes, the tortoise nearly reached the finish line

Yes it’s true that slow and steady wins the race
Yes it’s true that slow and steady wins the race
Oh yes the hare was very fast
But even so, he came in last
Oh yes it’s true that slow and steady wins the race

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