Many homeschoolers who adhere to the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling begin narrations with Aesop Fables, and so I have as well with my younger two.
We do the lapbook page, which includes my reading the story. Often we do an interesting activity related to the story. For The Crow and the Pitcher, Quentin asked how putting rocks in a pitcher could raise the level of the water, so we did a science experiment where he put rocks in a small cup of water and watched the level of the water rise. Turned out that what he was asking was what was happening scientifically and I had to explain about how the stones take up the space the water was in so the water had to move somewhere and up was the easiest way. I used the term displacement, which he added to his vocabulary.Then it is narration time. They often act it out using props like plastic grapes for the Fox and Grapes story. The lapbook includes pictures of each of the characters that they can cut out and use in their retelling of the stories.
Once we are finished Aesop's Fables, I will continue narrations with Greek myths, or perhaps switching between the two types of stories, all while studying Ancient Greek history and art as the background to them.