Preschool Children love Fairy Tales. If you’re looking for stories for kid with morals to teach them all about life, look no further. Find 5 short stories about morals you can read to them to help them learn important lessons in life that sometimes are harder to teach.
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I love creating social skills printables and activities for kids and stories to target behavior is right up there on my list of importance.
I can think of no better way to pass an afternoon than listening to someone narrate one of the classic children’s stories of all time.
Benefits of reading moral stories for kids with pictures
My favorite, Beatrix Potters first charming tale of Peter Rabbit.
Children around the world love to hear about the adventures of this lovable little rabbit as he sneaks to the forbidden garden of Mr McGregor.
How about the silly antics of Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne. Every child adores a romp through the Hundred Acre Woods.
Reading takes children into the wonderful world of fantasy. Fairy Tales help to spark imagination and curiosity.
Fairy Tales usually have a moral that makes sense to preschoolers.
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Short story in English with moral lessons
Children love fairy tales because they are usually silly and bring to life animals and toys.
And best of all, reading to young children encourages them to learn to read on their own.
Short stories are great little books you can read to kids right before bed, at nap times or anytime really!
Kids get excited about books and continue to read on their own long after the fairy tale years.
Children of any age can benefit from books, and it’s always best to make time for reading.
Audiobooks make it easy for parents and teachers to fit in extra reading time.
A professionally narrated book is like a full scale play. The narrators bring the story to life while the children sit captivated until the very end.
Benefits of reading moral stories to kids
Reading any kind of books are a great idea for kids, however when trying to target specific morals or lessons you want to teach them, reading them particular books will help.
If you’ve heard of the old stories like fables and fairy tales, these books (in this post) will introduce them to your child.
Reading to children helps build vocabulary skills, become better readers and certainly reading to children will help to develop listening skills.
Just 20 minutes of reading to kids every day will make a fundamental difference in so many ways.
Check with your local library, they usually have a story time program for preschoolers that meet regularly.
Kids love to be part of a special group and this will add further encouragement.
Build a strong foundation for your children now and see the benefits for a lifetime.
Below, I’ve embeded some super fun stories with morals for kids that they can listen to before bedtime, whenever they feel upset, whenever they need a listening ear and more.
I’ve also included some of the fables that were once used a long time ago to teach kids in written form below and you can also download the full set which includes pictures and activity questions at the end of the post too.
3 Stories for Kid with Morals
- A Wise Crow
A crow had not had anything to drink for a long time. There was a little water in a pitcher, but it was so low that she could not reach it. What was she to do?
She tried to break the pitcher with her beak, and then to break it on the ground; but it was too hard and heavy for that.
Then she thought of a plan.
She picked up a number of little stones and dropped them one by one into the pitcher.
This way the water was soon raised so high that she could easily reach it.
2. The Ant and the Grasshopper
In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing.
An Ant passed by, bearing along a jar of corn he was taking to the nest.
“Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of working so hard in that way?”
“I am helping to save up some food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; “We have got plenty of food at present.”
But the Ant went on its way and continued its mission.
When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, he was desperate for some food.
While the Grasshopper saw the ant working all summer long. The Ant was now happily sitting in its home with plenty to eat.
Grasshopper now knows: It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.
3. The Dog and the Wolf
One warm day a dog lay down under a tree in a field, and was soon fast asleep.
In a little while a Wolf came out of the woods and was about to attack him and eat him up.
“Cousin Wolf,” cried the Dog, “don’t you see how thin I am? You will not get full if you eat me now.
If you will only wait a few days, you will find that I shall make you a better meal.
Master is going to have a big dinner next week, and then there will be so much to eat that I shall grow plump and fat.”
“Well, if that is the case,” said the Wolf, “I think I will wait a little while. You may go now, and live till after the dinner.”
In two weeks the Wolf came back, but the Dog was not in the field. He was asleep on the house top.
“Come down, and let me see how fat you are,” said the Wolf.
The Dog woke up and said: “Cousin Wolf, if you ever find me asleep in the field again, you may eat me.
But if you are smart, you will not wait till after the master has had that big dinner.”
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Short Stories for Kids with Morals PDF
Download your copy of these printable books from the link below!
Reading to children is so important – especially to encourage them to be mindful of others. Great book ideas and a great post.
what a cute story, and love the graphics for kids
These stories for kids about morals look lovely. Teaching children about morals is so important, and the books are so cute and call to young children. My 4-year-old daughter will love these!
These look great!
I will be adding these to my daughters collection ! Great to teach them young!