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5 Min Stories for Kids

Rumpelstiltskin Story

Rumpelstiltskin ~ A Fairy Tale Bedtime Story for Kids

A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. A Grimm’s Brother Tale. A miller tells a tale that his daughter can turn straw into gold. A strange little man is willing to help…for a price. Guess his name and he will be gone…but what is his name?

The Little Mermaid Story

The Little Mermaid Story ~ Bedtime Stories for Kids in English

A Story of Courage, Learning and Love. 

The Classic fairy tale of The Little Mermaid- The Little Mermaid falls in love with a prince on shore and she makes a deal with the Sea Witch to become human. But without her voice, how can the prince fall in love with her?

5+ Min Short Stories for Kids

Stories for Kids: Folktales folk tales

Folktales and Fairytales | Moral Stories for Kids ~ Legends, Riddles, Myths

FOLKTALES | MORAL STORIES FOR KIDS ~  FOLK TALES: FAIRY TALES, LEGENDS, RIDDLES, MYTHS AND MORE!  Read Folktales for kids from all over the world. Children’s Moral Stories include folktales (folk tales) such as fairy tales (fairytales), legends, riddles, myths and more! All our stories contain a positive message. Stories to Grow by presents our […]

Why read bedtime stories to my child each night? 

Bedtime Stories are a story told to a child after they have gotten into bed for the evening. Reading a bedtime story every night is beneficial for children and parents, too! Reading bedtime stories each night to your child has been proven to improve reading and vocabulary skills. Read a special bedtime story for children tonight!

Reading bedtime stories each evening to a child promotes positive sleep habits. It builds on reading skills, vocabulary size as well as the imagination. It calms a busy child and engages their mind into a world of magic and sweet dreams. The bedtime story is the best way to end the child's day and lead them into a night of wonderful rest. 

The telling of bedtime stories to kids has been around for hundreds of years. The bedtime story is a nightly ritual of storytelling that has been passed down from generation to generation. Classic bedtime stories such as Cinderella, Rapunzel and the Velveteen Rabbit have been told from parent to child to grandchild, passing on family memories of shared moments in a magical story. Reading bedtime stories to kids is a wonderful way to spend the end of each day and create memories which will last forever. 

What are good bedtime stories to read each night to a child? 

Above you will find some of our favorite stories to share at bedtime. These short stories for kids are perfect to share with a child at bedtime to promote positive values. With themes of cooperation, friendship, kindness, gratitude and a little magic, these short bedtime stories for kids are sure to please your little one as they drift off into pleasant dreams. A bedtime story can also ease any nighttime fears. 

What better way to teach morals then through magical short stories for kids. Our bedtime stories have been kid-tested and kid-approved. Kids loves our stories and parents love the special time they spend reading with them each night. Our bedtime stories and all our stories for kids are read by children of different ages to ensure reading level as well as understanding are accurate. 

Why do bedtime stories work? Reading Stories Together Creates Memories! 

Reading bedtime stories can be the most magical moment of the day. Taking that child to a world of discovery through a story will surely leave a lasting impression. Read our collection of stories for kids to your children today and see the positive impact they have. Stories to Grow by believes that these are the best stories that should be shared at bedtime. Each story has been hand selected from among hundreds of stories for kids from all over the world. We ensure that each bedtime story helps children ease into sleep and leaves them with a positive outlook on themselves and the world around them. 


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All About our Stories for Kids: 

Enjoy our entire collection of short stories for kids. Our children's stories come from folktales (or folk tales), stories that have been shared from generation to generation by word of mouth, from all over the world. Folktales have been shared for thousands of years and are the starting point for most of your favorite tales and Disney movies. This collection of stories for kids has stories which are 10+ min and are for a longer reading experience or for older children. All of our stories for kids have positive morals and teach important values such as friendship, kindness and gratitude. 

Our children's folktale stories consist of  fairy tales, animal tales, riddles stories, myths and legends,from all over the world! Our stories for kids are kid-tested to ensure read time, reading level, and kid-approval. They are multicultural and feature positive moral messages. Share our short stories for kids with those children in your life and share the joy and love we have for stories and storytelling.