Types Of Stories For Kids

Stories are an inseparable part of our life. Everyone of us love to listen or read the tales. No matter what is our age, our fascination and craving for tales remains intact. Stories are categorized into bedtime stories, jungle stories, funny stories, moral stories, short stories, courage stories, fairy tales and more. Just choose the tales as per your age, reading time, moral or theme and satisfy your craving for stories.

These short tales are not only for entertainment and fun but also teach the little kids about several things and imparts knowledge. By reading the tales, kids can improve their vocabulary, speaking skills, reading skills, thinking capacity as well as build values. It is one of best and interesting ways to teach your little ones about good morals and values. Some of the stories are brimming with lessons, thus helping the kids to be a good human being.

Types of tales to read and enjoy:

Bedtime stories

There are plenty of bedtime stories to amuse the little kids. These tales are usually simple and fantastical in nature. As kids listen to bedtime stories, they are transported to a land of fantasy and imagination, where everything is mysterious and anything is possible.

Moral Stories

Moral stories includes moral messages, which young children remembers for rest of their lives. People of all ages enjoys reading these tales and also passes on to generations. When tales with moral lessons are introduced to children, they understand good values and right conduct. So groom your child into a better and skilled person by introducing short moral stories to them.

Funny Tales

Funny stories are hilarious tales, read for giggles and will have you laughing for days. Irrespective of age, these stories are read and enjoyed during the leisure hours. Reading funny stories not only enliven the child in us but also help in beating the stress and anxiety. For all these reasons, never hesitate to take up the opportunity to read funny stories.

Short Stories

A short story is an excellent piece of prose fiction, which can be read and enjoyed during the leisure hours. In the short stories, a small cast of named characters are featured. These tales emphasizes on self-contained incident to evoke a single effect or mood.

Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are the short and interesting tales, featuring folkloric fantasy characters, such as elves, fairies, dwarves, elves, giants, goblins, mermaids, unicorns or witches. These tales transports you to an unreal world that has no definite locality or creatures. This imaginary world is full of jaw-dropping surprises that will keep the kids entertained.

"Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri – A Beautiful Collection of Short Stories

Beautiful narration, romantic stories and at times unimaginable circumstances! Short story spun out of day-to-day chores and occurrences. The stories are very well written yet are vague at most of the times they don’t have a set starting or a definite ending, they kind of just end abruptly, leaving the reader in a bit of suspense and to derive lot of conclusions about the future. This is another reason why these stories stay in reader’s mind for long.

The novel begins with “Temporary Matter”, a story of a young Indian couple who drifts apart and hates to be in each other’s presence after they lose their first child. Due to some maintenance job in their residential area, the electricity is cut for an hour in the evenings. First evening the wife begins the game of telling the partner something that they feel, or have done which they have never shared before. This goes on for a couple of days and both of them are able to tell each other things that they had never shared before only to share the most painful and cruel of all secrets on the last day of this temporary arrangement of power cuts.

This short story follows by “interpreter of Maladies” where an Indian guide takes an NRI family to see the Konark (Sun) Temple near Puri and how he starts fantasizing an all-together new life, when the wife shows some interest in his everyday job of interpreter/ translator at a doctor’s clinic. Does his fantasy come true or does it crash right in front of his eyes?

Another interesting tale of this collection is “When Mr.Pirzada came to dine”, a story set during the days when Bangladesh was formed after partition from Pakistan. A story set far away from Indian about an Indian Hindu family, who invite Mr.Pirzada home to dine with them and the elders get so close that they all not just share meals but pray for the welfare of Mr.Pirzada’s family and young daughters in the war trodden Bangladesh until one day, the war comes to an end and Mr.Pirzada manages to go back home. Very beautifully narrated story this is!

Then there was an interesting story “This Blessed House”, in which a newly married couple move into a house only to find out that the house is special and a blessed one. How do they come to realize this? You need to read the book to find out…

All an all an amazing collection, wonderful narration and very simplistic language which puts a reader at ease. Definitely worth a read!

Ideas for Writing Romantic Short Stories

There are great romance stories just out there, waiting to be written. And there are a great number of ideas that you can work on to make your romantic short story the best ever. There is historical love and contemporary love, there is futuristic love, and what about straight romance? Maybe something really sensual or sweet?

Before you are given more choices to deal with and you start to have trouble deciding, let’s talk about a fundamental truth about romance writing that a writer is meant to write a story that he really himself wants to read. It’s no fun, for almost all people, to write.

But yes it is really enjoyable and gives them the due confidence that they too can create art through a piece of a great romance story. A great romance story that a reader will enjoy is actually a hard work. It is tough to decide whether the time-period is too long, is the sensuality level bland and is the whole plot dull? Yet people begin writing romances that they wouldn’t want to read.

Suppose the story somehow finds its end, but due to a less zealous approach, the first reader of the book becomes the last- the editor. Amazingly, not every book is going to be a bestseller but the love that can be felt by the reader after reading the book has a greater chance of turning out to be a great romance story. Here are some tips and techniques to be used in case you are thinking about writing a great romance story.

#1. What is it going to be?

a. The stranger couple with no previous idea of existence of the other. Fate brings them together and they could be one forever or separated depending upon how you want to have the climax and the setting.

b. The individual who have been in acquaintance for a very long time can be utterly romantic too.

c. The unrequited one can also be intriguing and sweet.

d. The love that is not meant to be like fate, the universe et cetera.

e. Friends could also turn out to be in a romantic relationship who have been knowing each other’s deep secrets.

#2. A ‘where’ is also a great romance story.

a. A prehistoric time maybe a great time to describe how love might have been at those times.

b. A wonderful setting of a hill station, the love scenes of a couple enjoying their time can also be a great romance.

c. A particular setting of a rather small geographical area could also be choice depending upon how well do you know about the traditions and customs of that place.

#3. How old is the couple in the action?

a. They could be teens- wild and free.

b. Or like really old who have just met after having invested a long time with their previous love.

c. Or a married couple shining their way through every obstacle or say lemon life threw at them.

#4. Strange love stories?

a. A girl falls in love with a unicorn in her dreams. The lucid dream state is the only place where they both can have their time and enjoy love. A love that cannot be always leaves an imprint on the part of the reader.

b. A singer falls in love with the moon. The moon seems to respond to her, as the moon in fairy tales does. This exists only in her mind.

c. A couple happily married for 10 years and going to have a baby, goes through a death in the family and everything falls apart. The arrival of their daughter brings new hope and meaning to their lives.

#5. The mythological ones.

a. There are so many tales and parables that are a part of mythology, be it Hindu mythology, Greek mythology or even tribal mythology from Africa and India.

b. Also gods and goddesses falling in love with humans are the best tales when superpowers of gods merge with that of human.

c. A beloved fighting or struggling the gods to save her love can also be a great romance story. Of the powers bending before love and love conquering in spite of all the absurdities their lives have been through.

Among all above plots, there are still a thousand more where the end is not the usual or the beginning is weird. Out a place, love or the type of love there are innumerable possibilities, in the way a great romance story could be portrayed to make it a grand affair of success.