To put their children to sleep these days, parents rely on the ease provided by technology. Let’s be honest about it. After watching a video or their favorite cartoons, children can easily fall asleep. These may be considered simple childhood pleasures, yet nothing compares to the wonder of storytelling for our children. How much time do you spend as a parent telling your child stories?
Storytelling is very important for your preschooler’s development. Whether it’s as basic as chatting about your upbringing or sharing a hilarious story about your day, youngsters benefit from storytelling in a variety of ways. There are some interesting positive stories that parents can tell their children.
- The Group of Frogs
Two of a bunch of frogs fell into a deep pit while going through the woods. When the other frogs gathered around the pit and realised how deep it was, they told the two frogs that they were doomed. The two frogs, on the other hand, chose to ignore what the others were saying and attempted to jump out of the hole.
Despite their efforts, a group of frogs at the top of the hole continued to advise them to quit up. They’d never be able to figure it out.
One of the frogs eventually paid attention to what the others were saying and gave up, falling to his death. The second frog kept jumping as high as he could. The frogs yelled at him once more to stop hurting and simply die. He jumped even higher and made it out in the end. “Did you not hear us?” the other frogs said when he emerged.
The frog said that he was deaf to them. He was under the impression that they were always encouraging him.
The moral value of this story is that people’s words have a significant impact on the lives of others. Consider what you’re going to say before you say it. It might literally be the difference between life and death.
- The Obstacle In Our Path
A King had a boulder placed on a route in ancient times. He then went into hiding and waited for someone to lift the boulder out of the path. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers simply strolled by it. Many people complained loudly about the King’s failure to keep the roadways free, but none of them did anything to remove the stone.
Then a peasant with a load of veggies appeared. When the peasant arrived at the boulder, he dropped his load and attempted to shove it out of the way. He finally succeeded after much pushing and straining.
When the peasant returned to collect his veggies, he discovered a purse in the path where the boulder had been. Many gold pieces were in the purse, together with a note from the King indicating that the reward was for the person who removed the boulder from the path.
The story’s moral is that every challenge we face in life provides us with an opportunity to better our situation, and while the lazy whine, the others create possibilities via their kind hearts, generosity, and determination to get things done.
- The Ugly Duckling
This is one of the most well-known fairy stories in the world, and most of us have heard of it. The plot centres around a duckling who has always felt different from his brothers since birth. He was constantly teased since he didn’t look like the other kids.
He had had enough and rushed away from the pond where he had grown up. He searched far and wide for a family that would embrace him. Months passed, seasons changed, but no one wanted him because he was such an unattractive duck.
Then he came across a family of swans one day. Hunting at them, he knew he had transformed into a lovely swan throughout the months he had spent looking for a family to call his own. He suddenly realised why he never looked like the rest of his siblings: he is a swan, not a duck.
The moral value of this story is that we should not pass judgement on others just on the basis of their outward appearance. Someone isn’t necessarily ugly just because they don’t suit social ideals of beauty. Each of us is lovely in our own way, and its past time we accepted and celebrated our differences.
- The Elephant and the Ants
Once upon a time, there was a haughty elephant who used to bully smaller creatures. He’d go to an anthill near his house and spray the ants with water. Because of their size, the ants could only cry.
The elephant simply chuckled and threatened the ants with death by crushing them. The ants had had it and decided to teach the elephant a lesson one day. They sank their teeth into the elephant’s trunk and began to bite him. The elephant could do nothing but howl in agony. He realised his error and apologised to the ants as well as all the other animals he had harassed.
The moral of this story is that we must treat everyone with love and humility. If you believe you are stronger than others, instead of injuring them, use your strength to protect them.