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The Proud Rose

Once upon a time, in a desert far away, there was a rose who was so proud of her beautiful looks. Her only complaint was growing next to an ugly cactus.

Every day, the beautiful rose would insult and mock the cactus on his looks, all while the cactus remained quiet. All the other plants nearby tried to make the rose see sense, but she was too swayed by her own looks.

One scorching summer, the desert became dry, and there was no water left for the plants. The rose quickly began to wilt. Her beautiful petals dried up, losing their lush color.

Looking to the cactus, she saw a sparrow dip his beak into the cactus to drink some water. Though ashamed, the rose asked the cactus if she could have some water. The kind cactus readily agreed, helping them both through the tough summer, as friends.

The Moral

Never judge anyone by the way they look.

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The Ants And The Grasshopper

One bright autumn day, a family of ants was busy working in the warm sunshine. They were drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer when a starving grasshopper came up. With his fiddle under his arm, the grasshopper humbly begged for a bite to eat.

“What!” cried the ants, “Haven’t you stored any food away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all summer?”

“I didn’t have time to store any food before winter,” the grasshopper whined. “I was too busy making music that the summer flew by.”

The ants simply shrugged their shoulders and said, “Making music, were you? Very well, now dance!” The ants then turned their backs on the grasshopper and returned to work.

The Moral

There’s a time for work and a time for play.

The Bear And The Two Friends

One day, two friends were walking through the forest. They knew the forest was a dangerous place and that anything could happen. So, they promised to remain close to each other in case of any danger.

All of a sudden, a big bear was approaching them. One of the friends quickly climbed a nearby tree, leaving the other friend behind.

The other friend did not know how to climb, and instead, followed common sense. He laid down on the ground and remained there, breathless, pretending to be dead.

The bear approached the friend lying on the ground. The animal started to smell his ear before slowly wandering off again because bears never touch those who are dead.

Soon, the friend who hid in the tree came down. He asked his friend, “My dear friend, what secret did the bear whisper to you?” The friend replied, “The bear simply advised me never to believe a false friend.”

The Moral

A true friend will always support and stand by you in any situation.

The Dog At The Well

A mother dog and her pups lived on a farm. On the farm, there was a well. The mother dog always told her pups never to go near or play around it.

One day, one of the pups was overcome by curiosity and wondered why they weren’t allowed to go near the well. So, he decided he wanted to explore it.

He went down to the well and climbed up the wall to peek inside. In the well, he saw his reflection in the water but thought it was another dog. The little pup got angry when his reflection was imitating him, so he decided to fight it.

The little pup jumped into the well, only to find there was no dog. He began to bark and bark until the farmer came to rescue him. The pup had learned his lesson and never went back to the well again.

The Moral

Always listen to what elders say and don’t defy them.

Controlling Anger

Once, there was a young boy. This boy had problems controlling his anger. When he got angry, he would say the first thing that came to mind, even if it affected people.

One day, his father gifted him a hammer and a bundle of nails, then said, “Whenever you get mad, hammer a nail into the backyard fence.”

In the first days, the boy used up half of the nails. Over the next weeks, he used up fewer nails, until his temper was under control. Then, his father asked the young boy to remove a nail for each day he didn’t lose his temper.

On the day when the boy removed his last nail, his father told him, “You have done good, boy. But, can you see the holes in the wall? The fence is never going to be the same. Likewise, when you say mean things in anger, you’ll leave a scar.”

The Moral

Anger is like a knife — one of the most dangerous weapons. When you use it, the wounds will heal, but the scars remain.

The Fox And The Grapes

One day, a fox became very hungry as he went to search for some food. He searched high and low, but couldn’t find something that he could eat.

Finally, as his stomach rumbled, he stumbled upon a farmer’s wall. At the top of the wall, he saw the biggest, juiciest grapes he’d ever seen. They had a rich, purple color, telling the fox they were ready to be eaten.

To reach the grapes, the fox had to jump high in the air. As he jumped, he opened his mouth to catch the grapes, but he missed. The fox tried again but missed yet again.

He tried a few more times but kept failing.

Finally, the fox decided it was time to give up and go home. While he walked away, he muttered, “I’m sure the grapes were sour anyway.”

The Moral

Never despise what we can’t have; nothing comes easy.

A Wise Old Owl

There was an old owl who lived in an oak tree. Every day, he observed incidents that occurred around him.

Yesterday, he watched as a young boy helped an old man carry a heavy basket. Today, he saw a young girl shouting at her mother. The more he saw, the less he spoke.

As the days went on, he spoke less but heard more. The old owl heard people talking and telling stories.

He heard a woman saying an elephant jumped over a fence. He heard a man saying that he had never made a mistake.

The old owl had seen and heard what happened to people. There were some who became better, some who became worse. But the old owl in the tree had become wiser, each and every day.

The Moral

Be more observant. Talk less and listen more. This will make us wise.

The Golden Egg

Once upon a time, a farmer had a goose that laid one golden egg every day. The egg provided enough money for the farmer and his wife to support their daily needs. The farmer and his wife continued to be happy for a long time.

But, one day, the farmer thought to himself, “Why should we take just one egg a day? Why can’t we take them all at once and make a lot of money?” The farmer told his wife his idea, and she foolishly agreed.

Then, the next day, as the goose laid its golden egg, the farmer was quick with a sharp knife. He killed the goose and cut its stomach open, in the hopes of finding all its golden eggs. But, as he opened the stomach, the only thing he found was guts and blood.

The farmer quickly realized his foolish mistake and proceeded to cry over his lost resource. As the days went on, the farmer and his wife became poorer and poorer. How jinxed and how foolish they were.

The Moral

Never act before you think.

Elephant And Friends

A lone elephant walked through the forest, looking for friends. She soon saw a monkey and proceeded to ask, ‘Can we be friends, monkey?’

The monkey quickly replied, ‘You are big and can’t swing on trees like I do, so I cannot be your friend.’

Defeated, the elephant continued to search when it stumbled across a rabbit. She proceeded to ask him, ‘Can we be friends, rabbit?’

The rabbit looked at the elephant and replied, “You are too big to fit inside my burrow. You cannot be my friend.”

Then, the elephant continued until she met a frog. She asked, “Will you be my friend, frog?”

The frog replied, “You are too big and heavy; you cannot jump like me. I am sorry, but you can’t be my friend.”

The elephant continued to ask the animals she met on her way, but always received the same reply. The following day, the elephant saw all the forest animals run in fear. She stopped a bear to ask what was happening and was told the tiger was attacking all the small animals.

The elephant wanted to save the other animals, so she went to the tiger and said, “Please, sir, leave my friends alone. Do not eat them.”

The tiger didn’t listen. He merely told the elephant to mind her own business.

Seeing no other way, the elephant kicked the tiger and scared him away. Upon hearing of the brave tale, the other animals agreed, “You are just the right size to be our friend.”

The Moral

Friends come in every shape and size.

Как Мораль приносит Пользу Детям

Короткие рассказы с моралью приносят пользу детям всех возрастов. Они развивают воображение вашего ребенка; помогают привлечь внимание вашего ребенка, удерживая его в фокусе на протяжении всей истории. Короткие моральные рассказы для детей - это замечательное времяпровождение, потому что они могут преподавать ценные жизненные уроки в увлекательной игровой форме.

Когда вы читаете рассказ, не забудьте обсудить ситуации и события, которые происходят. Это отличный обучающий момент, а также дает возможность для скрепления отношений между вами и вашими детьми.

Favorite Songs for Kids

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

 

When the blazing sun is gone,

When he nothing shines upon,

Then you show your little light,

Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

 

Then the traveler in the dark

Thanks you for your tiny spark,

How could he see where to go,

If you did not twinkle so?

 

In the dark blue sky you keep,

Often through my curtains peep

For you never shut your eye,

Till the sun is in the sky.

 

As your bright and tiny spark

Lights the traveler in the dark,

Though I know not what you are,

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
How I wonder what you are.

You are my Sunshine

 

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I bowed my head and I cried

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

I’ve always loved you and made you happy
And nothing else could come between
But now you’ve left me to love another
You have shattered all of my dreams

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

One Little Finger

One little finger, one little finger, two little fingers.
Tap tap tap.
Point to the ceiling.
Point to the floor.
Put it on your head. Head!

One little finger, one little finger, two little fingers.
Tap tap tap.
Point to the ceiling.
Point to the floor.
Put it on your chest. Chest!

One little finger, one little finger, two little fingers.
Tap tap tap.
Point to the ceiling.
Point to the floor.
Put it on your arm. Arm!

One little finger, one little finger, two little fingers.
Tap tap tap.
Point to the ceiling.
Point to the floor.
Put it on your tummy. Tummy!

One little finger, one little finger, two little fingers.
Tap tap tap.
Point to the ceiling.
Point to the floor.
Put it on your leg. Leg!

One little finger, one little finger, two little fingers.
Tap tap tap.
Point to the ceiling.
Point to the floor.
Put it on your foot. Foot!

One little finger, one little finger, two little fingers.
Tap tap tap.
Point to the ceiling.
Point to the floor.
now lets say goodbye. Byeeee

Finger Family

Daddy finger, daddy finger
where are you?
Here I am
here I am
How do you do?

Mommy finger, mommy finger
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Brother finger, brother finger,
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Sister finger, sister finger
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Baby finger, baby finger
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way

Bells on bob tail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight

Then all the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer
You’ll go down in history

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (reindeer)
Had a very shiny nose (like a lightbulb)
And if you ever saw it (saw it)
You would even say it glows (like a lightbulb)
All of the other reindeer (reindeer)
Used to laugh and call him names (ha ha ha)
They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph)
Join in any reindeer games (like hopscotch)

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say (ho ho ho)
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight

Then all the reindeer loved him (loved him)
As they shouted out with glee (yippee)
Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer (reindeer)
You’ll go down in history (woohoo)
You’ll go down in history

We wish you Merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas,

We wish you a merry Christmas,

We wish you a merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year!

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!


 

Now bring us some figgy pudding,

Now bring us some figgy pudding,

Now bring us some figgy pudding,

And a cup of good cheer!

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!


 

We won't go until we get some

We won't go until we get some

We won't go until we get some

So bring it out here!

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!


 

We all like our figgy pudding,

We all like our figgy pudding,

We all like our figgy pudding,

With all its good cheer.

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!


 

We wish you a merry Christmas,

We wish you a merry Christmas,

We wish you a merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year!

And a Happy New Year!

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin;

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!

Ginger the Giraffe

 Ginger the giraffe uses her long neck to save the other animals from the blazing forest fire. Follow them in their jungle paths as they all meet with yet another adventure .

Do you wonder about Rain, Snow, Sleet and Hail. 

Science has never been so much fun. Here is all that a child needs to know about water, rain, hail, sleet and water cycle. When professor Mois Ture teaches - little readers read, learn and ask for more...

Love you Forever

A young woman holds her newborn son and looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him:

I'll love you forever,

I'll like you for always,

As long as I'm living  my baby you'll be.

This is the story of how that little boy goes through the stages of childhood and becomes a man. It is also about the enduring nature of parent's love and how it crosses generations. Love you Forever is a book that both children and adults will enjoy - over and over again.