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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?

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Sharing a bedtime story with your children is storytelling in its most purest form. It's an opportunity to not just share a simple bedtime story to be forgotten, but passing on a lifetime of lessons from those who came before us.

Share our Bedtime Stories and Classic fairy tales in a nightly ritual of learning. While a bedtime story might be seen as something to rush through in order to get to the quickest inevitable conclusion, a much needed rest for a busy child, it 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.

Bedtime Stories from Stories to Grow by:

Above you will find some of our favorites! Short Stories for kids online that are perfect as bedtime stories or anytime stories. With Themes of Cooperation, Friendship, Kindness, and a little magic, these short bedtime stories for kids are sure to please your little one as they drift off into pleasant dreams. What better way to teach morals then through magical short stories which entwines the message within the confines of the tale.

Leave a lasting impression and share a special moment with your child through a storytelling experience they will treasure forever. We hope you enjoy our Classic Fairy Tales shared as a Bedtime Story.

Our entire collection of Stories for Kids also make wonderful Bedtime Stories!   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.

These children's stories consist of  Animal tales, Riddles Stories, Myths and Legends,from all over the world! Our stories for kids are Kid-tested, Multicultural and feature positive Moral messages to leave a lasting impression on the children in your lives! They also make wonderful themed Moral Stories for Kids in the classroom and at home. Share our Short Stories for Kids with those in your life.

Poems for Kids Poems for Children

Poems for Kids in English ~ Most Popular Poems for Children

Poems for Kids in English ~ Most Popular Poems for Children

Stories to Grow by is proud to present our collection of the best poems for kids in English. These Classic Poems all contain positive moral messages and kids are sure to love this collection! Sharing poetry with children is a wonderful strategy to help them learn new words through rhyme, it also helps to grow their reading fluency, and poems are fun! Children love to learn new rhymes which builds their confidence in reading and speaking. Below are some of the best poem for kids to expand their horizons and love for the written word. 

Poems for Kids:

 

Listen To The MUSTN'TS

By Shel Silverstein (Shel Silverstein is the famous author of my favorite, The Giving Tree, as well as his poetry collections, Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Light in the Attic, and Falling Up)

 

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT'S
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be

Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou

Shadows on the wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn't frighten me at all

Bad dogs barking loud
Big ghosts in a cloud
Life doesn't frighten me at all

Mean old Mother Goose
Lions on the loose
They don't frighten me at all

Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn't frighten me at all.

I go boo
Make them shoo
I make fun
Way they run
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild

Life doesn't frighten me at all.

Tough guys fight
All alone at night
Life doesn't frighten me at all.

Panthers in the park
Strangers in the dark
No, they don't frighten me at all.

That new classroom where
Boys all pull my hair
(Kissy little girls
With their hair in curls)
They don't frighten me at all.

Don't show me frogs and snakes
And listen for my scream,
If I'm afraid at all
It's only in my dreams.

I've got a magic charm
That I keep up my sleeve
I can walk the ocean floor
And never have to breathe.

Life doesn't frighten me at all
Not at all
Not at all.

Life doesn't frighten me at all.

 

 

Aim High to the Sky by James McDonald

Aim high to the sky,
In all that you do.
Because you just never know,
What it takes to be you.

Be strong and be brave,
But at the same time be kind.
And always be sure,
That you’re using your mind.

Friends By Abbie Farwell Brown

How good to lie a little while
And look up through the tree!
The Sky is like a kind big smile
Bent sweetly over me.

The Sunshine flickers through the lace
Of leaves above my head,
And kisses me upon the face
Like Mother, before bed.

The Wind comes stealing o'er the grass
To whisper pretty things;
And though I cannot see him pass,
I feel his careful wings.

So many gentle Friends are near
Whom one can scarcely see,
A child should never feel a fear,
Wherever he may be.

Halfway Down By A. A. Milne (Best known for his stories about Winnie the Pooh, which were inspired by his son Christopher Robin's stuffed animals)

Halfway down the stairs
Is a stair
Where I sit.
There isn't any
Other stair
Quite like
It.
I'm not at the bottom,
I'm not at the top;
So this is the stair
Where
I always
Stop.

Halfway up the stairs
Isn't up
And it isn't down.
It isn't in the nursery,
It isn't in town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts
Run round my head.
It isn't really
Anywhere!
It's somewhere else
Instead!

 

Every Time I Climb A Tree by David McCord

Every time I climb a tree
Every time I climb a tree
Every time I climb a tree
I scrape a leg
Or skin a knee
And every time I climb a tree
I find some ants
Or dodge a bee
And get the ants
All over me.

And every time I climb a tree
Where have you been?
They say to me
But don’t they know that I am free
Every time I climb a tree?

I like it best
To spot a nest
That has an egg
Or maybe three.

And then I skin
The other leg
But every time I climb a tree
I see a lot of things to see
Swallows rooftops and TV
And all the fields and farms there be
Every time I climb a tree
Though climbing may be good for ants
It isn’t awfully good for pants
But still it’s pretty good for me
Every time I climb a tree.

Then Laugh By Bertha Adams Backus

Build for yourself a strong box,
Fashion each part with care;
When it’s strong as your hand can make it,
Put all your troubles there;

Hide there all thought of your failures,
And each bitter cup that you quaff;
Lock all your heartaches within it,
Then sit on the lid and laugh.

Tell no one else its contents,
Never its secrets share;
When you’ve dropped in your care and worry
Keep them forever there;

Hide them from sight so completely
That the world will never dream half;
Fasten the strong box securely-
Then sit on the lid and laugh.

To Catch a Fish By Eloise Greenfield

It takes more than a wish
to catch a fish
you take the hook
you add the bait
you concentrate
and then you wait
you wait     you wait
but not a bite
the fish don’t have
an appetite
so tell them what
good bait you’ve got
and how your bait
can hit the spot
this works a whole
lot better than
a wish
if you really
want to catch
a fish

Looking for more Stories for Kids: Children's Moral Stories in English? CLICK HERE FOR OUR COLLECTION OF AWARD-WINNING STORIES FOR KIDS!   Our award-winning moral stories for kids are perfect for the classroom and for home, displaying such positive morals and Themes such as as Kindness, Friendship, Determination and Honesty. We have Moral stories in English for every age/grade level, interest, reading time and region. Many of our English stories also have an accompanying Reader's Theater Scripts and many have Lesson Plans! Let us know you love our stories by leaving a five-star review. Happy Storytelling!

Bedtime Stories for Kids

Bedtime Stories | 5 Min Bedtime Stories for Kids

Read free bedtime stories, fairy tales, folktales and short stories for kids.  The best free children's stories online! 

Read the best free bedtime stories for kids online from around the world. Share a bedtime story with your child tonight.

5 Min Bedtime Stories

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 Bedtime 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 a bedtime story to my child each night? 

Reading a bedtime story with your child before bed is a family tradition of storytelling that has been around for hundreds of years. Reading a story each night to your child has been proven the most effective way to improve reading and vocabulary skills.

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, and a little magic, these short bedtime stories are sure to please your little one as they drift off into pleasant dreams. What better way to teach morals then through magical short stories for kids. 

Reading a bedtime story 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.

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All About our Stories for Kids: 

Our entire collection of stories for kids also make wonderful bedtime stories. 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. 

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 and reading level. 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.