The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is a book about a very unique fish with shimmering scales. Other fish admire him and request some of his scales because they want to share in his beauty. At first reluctant, Rainbow Fish eventually relents and finds he enjoys sharing his scales and makes many new and lifelong friends.
The Early Years spent the week learning all about this sparkly fish. The book offered a number of philosophical topics for discussion.
The first and foremost, was how the story raised the idea of sharing. Sharing was a concept that the children learnt in a multitude number of ways this week. The children were asked to consider: why some children were reluctant to share, the relationships between sharing and happiness, when it is okay to share and when not to share and the role of sharing amongst friends. The children learnt a very important moral from the story that- ‘Sharing is Caring’!