Top 5 short stories and fairy tales for children
Short stories and fairy tales are loved all over the world. We all enjoyed listening to the fairy tales told by our parents, grandparents and guardians. These stories are very interesting and fun and not only entertain children but also help them improve their reading and speaking skills and build strong vocabulary. Let’s enter a magical world of short stories!
“Cinderella”, also known as The Little Glass Slipper, is one of the most popular folk tales and bedtime stories in the world. It is a tale embodying an element of magical transformations. The story revolves around a young girl, whose misfortunes are suddenly changed into remarkable fortune. It’s a short story about magical transformations, rude stepmother and stepsister behavior, the helpful fairy godmother, the royal ball, and the prince’s hunt for a lost glass slipper.
Little Red Riding Hood
‘Little Red Riding Hood’, also known as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Little Red Cap’ is a best-known European fairy tale about a young girl and a big bad wolf. The tale features a little girl and a bad wolf. In one story, Red Riding Hood runs through the woods to reach his grandmother’s house and deliver food to her as she is sick. But she tricked by a bad wolf, who tries to eat her.
Goldilocks and the three bears
“Goldilocks and the Three Bears” is an old fairy tale, popular in the English-speaking world. The story tells of a Goldilocks, a young girl who enters the home of three bears while they are away. She walks around, eats their porridge, sits on their chairs and falls asleep on the bed. When the bears come home and discover Goldilocks, she jumps out the window and runs as fast as she can.
The ugly Duckling
“The Ugly Duckling” is a fairy tale, written by Hans Christian Andersen, Danish poet and author. It is the story of a small bird born in a barnyard, which is mistreated by the other birds around it. A bird is very upset and suffers abuse until it becomes a pretty swan.
The little Mermaid
“The Little Mermaid” is a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. It was first published in 1837. The story tells of a young mermaid who is willing to give up her mermaid life and identity to gain a human soul.