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Bathing an elephant, a children's poem about difficulties


There is no problem that cannot be solved. But this, of course, is not usually understood by the smallest of the house. They find it difficult to understand that a solution can be found for what they consider a big problem. Also, what they consider to be a big problem is not always.

Teach your child that he has the ability to solve problems. You can help yourself with this great poem by the Argentine poet Elsa Isabel Bornemann. The poetry is titled: 'Bathing an Elephant'.

Bathing an elephant

in a basin

it's something to do

every morning.

In the last dream

before waking up,

to the noble pachyderm

-patient- you have to bathe.

One leg first,

follow the other three,

to ears and trumpet

it will be their turn later.

As the tail is short,

it remains for the end.

How clean and so lustrous

what the animal looks like!

After such work ...

of such a complication ...

Almost to any problem

solution is found!

Bathing an elephant

in a basin

it's something to do

every morning.

(Elsa Isabel Bornemann)

You can take advantage of this short and funny poetry by Elsa Isabel Bornemann to talk with your child about perseverance and the effort to face difficulties. You can use these questions:

  1. What animal were they trying to bathe?
  2. What is the first part of the elephant that they bathe? And then?
  3. Where did they bathe the elephant?
  4. Did they manage to bathe the elephant in the end?

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