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PreSchool Children love Fairy Tales. There's no better way to pass an afternoon than listening to someone narrate one of the classic children's stories of all time.

A 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. 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. 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.

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.

 

Top 5 Short Stories and Fairy Tales for Kids

By Nisha Kaur 

Short stories and fairy tales are beloved around the world. We all enjoyed listening to fairy tales narrated by our parents, grandparents, and caretakers. These stories are very interesting and amusing that not only keep the kids entertained but also helps them to enhance their reading skills and speaking skills and build a strong vocabulary. Let's peep into a magical world of short stories!

Cinderella

"Cinderella," also popularly known as The Little Glass Slipper, is one of the most popular folk tales and bedtime stories around the world. It is a tale embodying an element of magical transformations. The story revolves around a young girl, whose misfortunes are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. It is a short story about magical transformations, rude behavior of stepmother and stepsisters, helpful fairy godmother, a royal ball and prince's hunt for a lost glass slipper.

Little Red Riding Hood

"Little Red Riding Hood," also known as "Little Red Ridinghood," "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 wicked wolf. In the story, Red Riding Hood is walking through the woods to reach her sick grandmother's house to deliver food. But she tricked by a wicked wolf, who tries to eat her.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" is an old fairy tale, popular in English speaking world. The story tells of a Goldilocks, a young girl who enters the house of three bears while they are away. She walks all around, eats their porridge, sits on their chairs and falls asleep on the bed. When the bears return home and discover Goldilocks, she jumps from the window and runs as fast as she could.

The Ugly Duckling

"The Ugly Duckling" is a fairy tale, written by Hans Christian Andersen, a Danish poet and author. It is a story about a little bird born in a barnyard, who is ill-treated by the other birds around him. A bird is very upset and suffers abuse until he matures into a pretty swan.

The Little Mermaid

"The Little Mermaid" is a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. First published in 1837, the story tells about a young mermaid who is ready to give up her life and identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul.

Enjoy listening and reading your favorite short stories such as Cinderella Story, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood and more. It's a great way to keep oneself amused and entertained during our leisure hours.

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