Stories play a very vital role in the growth and development of children. The characters that the children read in the books and the stories become like friends to them. The reading book also inculcates among children the usefulness of the information and the reading skills that become the key to success in their future lives. Reading not only helps the children with their confidence level but also helps in coping with language and feelings and learning.
It has been seen in many studies that the children who are good with their reading and writing have more confidence levels than others. Reading habits in children from very childhood help them excel in school and also give them confidence in participating in various activities. Stories also help the children in fitting into the real world as the process shows the children what people's lives are like in the other parts of the world.
Stories are also a great way of inculcating new ideas and different languages among children. Therefore, it is very important to start with picture books at a very young age and work up to more complex novels for teenagers. Stories also help in building up the concept among children such as shape, size, colour space, up and down, inside and outside, numbers, and names of the objects. It also trains the children on their daily essential activities such as taking care of animals, brushing their teeth, cleaning and tidying themselves, and the importance of preparing food. It also teaches about the more complex ideas such as the importance of sharing the passage of time and compassion for others.
Like long stories, short stories are also a very important part of learning and growing up for children. As a matter of fact, short stories are short in nature and therefore are easy to learn and understand. The authors of the short stories can get to the moral in a very short span of time and within a concise description. Thus, short stories help the reader to get to a point much quicker than a long story would. They are not only shot by a number of words but also they are in a fast pace and single-minded plot.
In today's world, many people or parents do not have a very long time to read a complete novel to their children, but the novel may sound very interesting. Having no time for reading is one of the major causes that many people do not read to their children as a novel may take days, hours, or weeks away to complete a book. So, the longer it takes for a book to complete, the chances are more that one will lose their interest midway. Short stories come very handy in such cases. It will last for 15 minutes or even shorter than that. Therefore, in any circumstances, it becomes very easy to finish a book that is a quick read.
Finishing a book is always very important for everyone whether that be children or adults. It is because when we leave the book before we reach the end of the book, we feel discouraged. Therefore, reading a short piece, an essay, or flash fiction always gives you the satisfaction of accomplishing the book by reading it to the end. In the age of smartphones and the internet, short stories are a great way to break the habit of the children who spend more time on their phones and on the internet. Short bedtime stories also help in creating a bond between the parents and the child. It also helps in creating a memory that can emphasise building up images while listening to the recitations. It also helps the children in keeping away from the screen and slowly build up a habit of reading on their own.
Thus, Vedantu brings to you a few of such 5 short lines stories along with morals in English that are available on the site Vedantu. Anyone can download the PDF for free to ensure a good read. These are short stories in English with morals that can give you great insight and inspiration. We also have a collection of good moral stories that also helps the young minds from middle to High school.
1. The Lion and the Rabbit: One day, there was a lion who came to a forest. He was big and strong and therefore used to hunt down two to three animals for his food. One day, all the animals came up to the lion and told him that each day one of them will come to him for his means, and therefore, he does not have to kill so many animals at once.
All Animals of the Forest Came to the Lion
As promised, everyday one animal used to reach to the lion and the lion would prey on them. On one fine day, a very clever rabbit was walking down the path to reach the lion when he suddenly saw a well and planned to kill the lion. As he went to the lion, he told him that there is another lion who claims to be more powerful than him.
Rabbit Came to the Lion with a Story
Listening to that, the lion became very angry and ordered the rabbit to take him to the other lion. Listening to this, the rabbit cleverly took the lion near the well and told him that the lion lives inside the well. As the lion peeped into the well, he saw his own reflection and thought that it was the other lion and jumped into the well and died.
Lion Jumped Into the Well and Died
Moral of the story: Wisdom always wins over might.
2. The Hunter and the Pigeons: Once upon a time, there was a group of pigeons who were very good friends with a rat. Once a hunter set the trap by spreading some grains along with a net for the pigeons to come and sit there. As the pigeons arrived there to eat the grains, they got trapped in the net.
Pigeons Fall Into the Trap of the Hunter
After some time, all of them were disappointed and lost all hope. They were tired when the head of the pigeon asked them to fly with the net and go on to the hill top where the rats lived.
The Pigeons Flew with the Net That Trapped Them
As soon as they reached the hilltop, the rats came and bit down the net to set the pigeons free. The pigeons thanked their rat friends and flew away.
The Rat Set the Pigeons Free
Moral of the Story: Unity is strength and a friend in need is a friend indeed.
3. Two Friends and the Bear: Once there were two friends who were crossing a jungle when they saw a bear approaching. Both of them got frightened and one of them quickly climbed up the tree leaving behind his friend who did not know how to climb a tree.
Bear Approaching Two Friends
So he got an idea and laid on the ground pretending to be dead by holding his breath. The bear soon came to him, sniffed his ears, and left him after a few minutes.
Bear Sniffing the Ears of the Friend on the Ground
When the bear went into the jungle again leaving them two. The other friend on the tree came down and asked his friend “what the bear told you in your ears?”. That is when the friend replied “the bear said to be aware of the fake friends.”
Moral of the Story: To be aware of the fake friends.
1. What is a short story?
A short story is the one that does not exceed more than 80 to 100 words and is generally between 5 liners and 10 liners.
2. What are short stories important for?
Short stories are important for the morals that they teach us through the stories.