Most of us know that kids learn the most valuable things via experience, we are certainly not talking about sending them to work right away for the experience. We are suggesting to raise them with moral values, and what better medium of teaching values than helping them read great stories about those values.

The pictures, the text, and the storyline will stay in their hearts forever. The lessons will stick and the only thing left as residue would be bad behavior and negativity.

Here are some Great Moral Stories to tell your kids and help them grasp the important lessons those Stories teach.

1) The Tortoise and the Hare

This is the most common story and yet the most worthy of being called a ‘story’. The tortoise walks slowly and the hare sleeps while being really close to the finishing line, thinking that it would take forever for the tortoise to come close to it. Read it to find out what happens.

This tale teaches kids not to be overconfident and cocky when it comes to life.

2) The Boy Who Cried, Wolf

It is a story about a boy who untruthfully blames a wolf for trying to get his sheep. When a wolf actually does come, no one has confidence in him, thus teaching children honesty.

3) The Ant and Grasshopper

Kids learn how to take accountability for themselves in The Ant and Grasshopper, which defines a busy ant collecting food for the winter while a grasshopper plays and ends up hungry.

4) The Lion and the Rabbit

Perfect for grown-up children, The Lion and the Rabbit is about a lion who is eating all the forest animals. The rabbit’s turn to be eaten comes but he tricks the lion, teaching children that being smart is more vital than being tough.

5) The Monkey and the Crocodile

An amazing story of underestimating one’s self and trusting the opinion of others. Told through the tale of a monkey and a crocodile. This tale will stick in your kid’s brain as a lesson to value his own opinion in his life.

6) The Honest Wood Cutter

In this tale, children learn that being truthful often comes with a reward. The story narrates a woodcutter who lost his ax but refused to steal someone else’s ax. Read this one to encourage honesty in your kids and let them know the definite rewards a person gets to show integrity and honest behavior.

7) The Wet Pants

The Wet Pants, a tale about a boy who wet his pants and the girl who dripped water on him to save him from mockery. The moral teaches kids to help others. This tale teaches friendship and nobility to kids. Highly recommended.

8) The Frog and the Ox

Kids learn the hazards of bragging in The Frog and the Ox, which tells the tale of a frog who believed so highly of himself that he in fact burst. Read this to your kids to teach them not to brag about something and not to demean others.

9) The Discontented Dog

A dog who wanted what other animals had until he came to know how well he had it. This tale represents the urge to grab someone else’s stuff and under looking our own and then realizing what we had after we’ve lost it.

A clear and clever lesson for kids and very vital for nowadays.

10) The Lion and the Mouse

A perfect tale for little kids, The Lion, and the Mouse tell the story of a lion with a prickle in his paw, which the mouse removes. The moral teaches kids that no matter how small they are; they can still support others.

What’s the point of these stories?

The point is, your kids need to learn lessons through the incidents faced by the characters of these books. These characters face a lot and teach great lessons that are valuable for kids nowadays.

As a plus point, getting your kids addicted to these books will drive them away from those gadgets that have driven them away from the beauty of books and imagination.

Playing videos and pretty cartoons in front of your kid’s eyes is not a smart move to play and you must go through all the effort of being a good parent and serve them knowledge and wisdom these books have to offer.

Go ahead, tell them these tales and let them grasp the symbolism and metaphors these stories contain for a better mental state and lifestyle.

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