Top 5 Short Stories and Fairy Tales for Kids

The 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”, 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, 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 a story, Red Riding Hood walk through the woods to reach her grandmother’s house and deliver her food as she is sick. 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 whilst they are away. She walks all around, eat their porridge, sit on their chairs and falls asleep on the bed. When the bears are returns 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. It was first published in the year 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.

Source by Nisha Kaur

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