short stories for kids
A farmer looking for a source of water for his farm bought a well from his neighbor. The neighbor was cunning, though, and refused to let the farmer take water from the well. On asking why, he replied, “I sold the well to you, not the water”, and walked away. The distraught farmer didn’t know what to do. So he went to Birbal, a clever man and one of the nine courtiers of Emperor Akbar, for a solution.
Stories are, perhaps, the best way to teach life lessons to children. You can teach them the values and morals without being preachy.
A story about a friendship between a fire-fighter and his dog during the Australian bushfires.
Poor Caterpillar has lost her shoe, and can’t find one that fits!
A story not only instills virtues in your child, it also helps them confidently enter a world of dreams and endless possibilities. Help your child enhance his/her listening, memory and communication skills through such wonderful stories.
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For those children who cannot read yet, it is important for you as a parent to set a good example. There are various steps you can take to ensure that your child gets the most from short stories.
- Fleshed out characters
- Developed stories with a solid beginning, middle, and conclusion
- Realized themes despite the short length
There once was a poor boy who spent his days going door-to-door selling newspapers to pay for school. One day, as he was walking his route, he started feeling low and weak. The poor boy was starving, so he decided to ask for food when he came to the next door.
Hungry, Midas groaned, “I’ll starve! Perhaps this was not such an excellent wish after all!”
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
Don’t chase happiness. Enjoy your life.
The Wiener Dog Magnet – by Hayes Roberts – Just what is it you can do with a wiener dog magnet? Kiki Marie is about to find out.
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Our short moral stories for kids are multicultural and feature positive messages! You will find funny stories, riddle stories, sad stories and more! These stories for kids are inspirational, interesting and promote positive moral qualities. All the stories for kids found in our collection are perfect for teaching themes such as Kindness, Courage, Friendship and Gratitude.
Folktales (or folk tales) are stories that have been shared from generation to generation by word of mouth. They consist of fairy tales (or fairytales), Animal tales and Legends, which you will find here!
Ages 3-5, Narrated, Read Along
While drawing in class to avoid listening to a story from his painfully boring teacher at Stagwood School, 12-year old Cal sees a frog staring at him through the window. Odder than that is the fact that this frog happens to be wearing glasses.
It’s going to be a candle-lit Christmas for Jake and his family, because the electricity is not working. How will they cook Christmas Dinner? Jake’s, best friend, a magical crow called Birdy has an idea.
Jana sings the mysterious Moon Song, based on the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (read recently by Richard) with original music by Bertie.