Why is Mommy Late?

Sandaang Salaysay

A podcast series of Filipino folktales and children stories brought to us by Areté and the Ateneo de Manila Basic Education in partnership with Adarna House.

Our podcast story is entitled “Why is Mommy Late?”, written by Kristine Canon and will be read for us by Pearl Anne P. Canlas and Jenny L. Ablang.

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Learning Guide
Prepared by Pia Cristina M. Navarrete

  1. Before listening to the story:
    1. Have you ever waited for someone or something for a long time? How did you feel? What did you do?
    2. Why do you think Mommy will be late? What will the girl in the story feel?
  2. Discussion
    1. What is the story about? (Give three events in the story.)
    2. What did the girl feel when her mommy was not yet there? What did the girl do while waiting?
    3. How did the girl feel when her mommy arrived?
    4. Why was Mommy late?
  3. Class/group work
    1. Character Profile of the Girl/ Character Profile of the Mom
      1. Little girl
        1. Name:
        2. Age:
        3. What is your message to the little girl?
      2. Mommy
        1. Name:
        2. Age:
        3. What is your message to the mommy of the little girl?
        4. Draw the mommy in the story.
    2. Feelings Chart
      1. Ask the students to draw how the girl felt in the beginning and how she felt at the end
    3. What Would I Do?
      1. Ask the students to draw what they will do if they have to wait for someone or something for a long time. Let them complete the sentence “I will_____”.

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Source: Why is Mommy Late? Kristine Canon. Adarna House. 2000.


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