And the best way to teach the child is by telling them stories because the story has the ability to convey values. They remember that lessons easily throughout their life. Below there are 25 amazing stories we should ensure that our child reads:
1. SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE
Sylvester can’t believe his luck when he finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion jumps out at him on his way home, Sylvester is shocked into making a wish that has unexpected consequences. After overcoming a series of obstacles, Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family.
Moral: Importance of family
2. THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE
Once, a hare saw a tortoise walking slowly with a heavy shell on his back. The hare was very proud of himself and he asked the tortoise. “Shall we have a race?” The tortoise agreed. They started the running race. The hare ran very fast. But the tortoise walked very slowly. The proud hair rested under a tree and soon slept off. But the tortoise walked very fast, slowly and steadily and reached the goal. At last, the tortoise won the race.
Moral: Slow but steady wins the race
3. THE MONKEY AND THE CROCODILE
The monkey and crocodile become friends, but the crocodile’s wicked wife has other intentions. She wants to eat the monkey’s heart!
Moral: Sometimes presence of mind saves us and not to underestimate themselves.
4. THE ANT AND THE DOVE
An ant saved from drowning by a dove returns the favor when the dove is in danger
Moral: Every good deed we do to others will surely come back to us one day.
5. GOLD COINS AND THE SELFISH MAN
Once there was a selfish man. He like everything to be his own and never hesitated to cheat other. Once he lost his gold coin and was found by his friend’s daughter but because of his greed he lost all the gold coins
Moral: Always be honest because of dishonesty pays.
6. THE GIVING TREE
Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation.
Moral: The tree in the story represents our parents. When we are young, we love to play with them. When we grow up, we leave them and only come back when we need help. Parents sacrifice their lives for us. Never forget their sacrifices. Give them Love and Care before it’s too late.
7. THE EMPTY POT
The story is about a Chinese Emperor who announces that he needs a successor and organizes a contest where the child who will grow a beautiful flower from the seed will win. On the final day, many children come with their pots to show the flowers which sprung from his seed expect one and he is the true winner.
Moral: Honesty is the best policy
8. HAVE YOU FILLED THE BUCKET TODAY
This heartwarming book encourages positive behavior by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love by “filling buckets.”
Moral: Being kind to others always bring happiness to yourself and others
9. THE BEAR AND THE TWO FRIENDS
Once two friends were walking through the forest and promised each other that they would remain united in the case of danger. When danger comes one friend leaves the other but because of his commonsense he escaped.
Moral: True Friend is the one who always supports and stands by you in any situation
10. THE BUNDLE OF STICKS
An Old Man had many Sons, who were always falling out with one another. He had often, but to no purpose, exhorted them to live together in harmony. One day he called them round him, and producing a bundle of sticks, bade them try each, in turn, to break it across. Each put forth all his strength, but the bundle resisted all their efforts. Then, cutting the cord which bound the sticks together, he told his Sons to break them separately. This was done with the greatest case. “See, my Sons,” exclaimed he, “the power of unity! Bound together by brotherly Jove, you may defy almost every mortal ill; divided, you will fall a prey to your enemies.”
Moral: Unity is a strength.
11. A FAITHFUL MONGOOSE
There was a farmer. He had a newborn baby boy at home and his wife was very protective of the child. They had a pet mongoose. One day the farmer and his wife had some urgent work leaving and mongoose and the baby when they returned home the farmer’s wife noticed that the mongoose’s face was stained with blood. She got horrified at the sight and immediately killed the mongoose. The lady rushed inside to see her son and there she discovered a dead snake lying on the floor. The child was sleeping on his cot happily as it was saved by the mongoose.
Moral: Haste makes waste! Decision made in hurry won’t be helpful
12. HARD WORK ALWAYS PAYS
There are two friends. One day one merchant gave them a cane basket and told them to draw water from the well till the dusk. One slept after some time but other kept working and in the end, he found gold coins.
Moral: Hard works always pays.
13. THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANT
The fable describes how a hungry grasshopper begs for food from an ant when winter comes and is refused. The situation sums up moral lessons about the virtues of hard work and planning for the future
Moral: Work today you will reap the benefit tomorrow.
14. THE CAMEL’S HEAD
An Arab was resting in his tent when his camel peeped inside and asked, “Master, it’s very cold outside. Please allow me to put my head inside your tent.” The kind master took pity on the poor animal and agreed to the camel’s request every time.
Finally, the camel asked his master to leave the tent so that he could be more comfortable. By now the master was very angry and turned the camel out in the cold again.
Moral: The ill effect of losing control.
15. AN HONEST WOODCUTTER
One day accidentally ax of the poor woodcutter fall in the river. He was very upset. Suddenly a fairy appeared with a gold ax and asked him whether it belongs to him or not. But the woodcutter refuse and again fairy bring silver ax again he refuse then fairy bring a wood ax and he said it belongs to him. Fairy impressed by his honesty and awarded him all three axes.
Moral: honesty is the best policy.
16. THE DOG AND THE SHADOW FABLE
It happened that a Dog had got a piece of meat and was carrying it home in his mouth to eat it in peace. Now on his way home he had to cross a plank lying across a running brook. As he crossed, he looked down and saw his own shadow reflected in the water beneath. Thinking it was another dog with another piece of meat, he made up his mind to have that also. So he made a snap at the shadow in the water, but as he opened his mouth the piece of meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more.
Moral: It is very foolish to be greedy.
17. THE CROW AND THE PITCHER
A Thirsty Crow found a pitcher with a little water in it. But the pitcher was high and had a narrow neck, Crow could not reach the water. Then an idea came to him. Picking up some small pebbles, he dropped them into the pitcher one by one. With each pebble, the water rose a little higher until at last, it was near enough so he could drink.
Moral: Think and work hard you may find the solution to every problem.
18. THE GOOSE THAT LAID GOLDEN EGGS
Once, there lived a poor farmer. He had a goose. It laid one golden egg every day. The former sold the eggs and became rich.
He was a greedy farmer. He wanted all the golden eggs at the same time.
So, he took a knife and cut the goose but found only one egg inside it.
Thus the greedy farmer lost both the goose and golden eggs and became poor again
Moral: Have some patient in your life.
Elmer is a colorful elephant. Other elephants were gray in color expect him. He remains unhappy when he didn’t accept himself but once he accepted who he is, he is happy ever after.
Moral: Self-acceptance takes times but comes with the big award.
20. THE FOX AND THE CROW
Once a crow stole a vadai from a vendor. It was about to eat it. When a hungry fox passing by saw it and decided to have the vadai. “Oh! My dear crow,” he said to the crow, “How beautiful you are! Surely your voice must also very sweet. Please sing a song for me.” The foolish crow opened its mouth to sing.
The vadai fell down and the clever fox picked it up and ran away with it.
Moral: Don’t fool other otherwise you will be fooled.
21. THE WOLF AND THE LAMB
In this story, there was a wolf who wanted to eat lamb. When he came near the lamb to eat he made many excuses and finally save himself
Moral: only physical strength is not sufficient sometimes, weaker people with smart minds can overcome the physically strong ones.
22. THE BERENSTAIN BEARS AND THE TRUTH
The Berenstain Bears and the Truth tell how Brother Bear and Sister Bear tell a lie, and come to learn that they should always tell the truth, because, as the book says, “trust is one thing you can’t put back together once it’s broken.
Moral: you’ll always feel proud about telling the truth when time comes.
23. SAM TELLS STORIES
Sam is so eager to make friends at his new school that he tells them a story that isn’t true. After all, he makes up bedtime stories for his little brother, who thinks Sam is the best storyteller ever! But when the truth catches up with him, Sam realizes the difference between telling a story and telling a lie—and he has to face his friends and tell them the truth.
Moral: Your true self is your best self.
24. THE FOX AND THE GRAPES
One afternoon, a fox was walking through the forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from a lofty branch. “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” said the fox. Taking a few steps back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging grapes. Again, the fox took a few paces back and tried to reach them, but still failed. Finally, giving up, the fox turned up his nose and said, “They’re probably sour anyway.” Then he walked away.
MORAL: IT’S EASY TO DESPISE WHAT YOU CANNOT HAVE.
25. HOUSE ON FIRE
Once taking a night stroll, Michael saw fire coming out of his neighbor’s house. He shouted, “Fire! Fire!” but there was nobody to hear his shouts.
Michael called the fire department. Meanwhile, he tried to get into the house. Somehow he succeeded to break into the house and rescued a cat. The fire was spreading into other rooms also when luckily the fire engine arrived. The firemen soon put out the fire. When the neighbors came back, they were very sad seeing the condition of their house but thanked Michael for saving their cat.
MORAL: HAVE COURAGE