Short Children’s Stories
A collection of free short stories
A collection of free short children’s stories written by a collective of very talented and generous volunteer writers. Whether it’s getting ready for bed or a quick afternoon read, we at Little Lives have hand selected some of the best short stories to make your little one eyes sparkle with creativity and imagination. You can rest assured that our stories will leave your child in a world of positive messages and fun adventures.
Our children’s story of the week
Bad Dog Daisy
Why reading our short children’s stories could be beneficial for your child
Reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition, communication skills, social skills, and literacy skills. This is because reading to your children in the earliest months stimulates the part of the brain that allows them to understand the meaning of language and helps build key language, literacy and social skills. It can also help develop their creativity and imagination skills.
Browse our collection of short childrens stories
The Mystery of The Silent Librarian
Bad Dog Daisy
A Fly on A Painting
The Unknown Creature
You Are Never Alone
Something In Between
How to make reading our short stories fun for your kids
Getting your child to read doesn’t have to be a daily battle, it should a time for relaxing and opening theirimagination. Here are some of the ways we recommend to make story time more exciting.
1. Read aloud
Reading aloud allows for your child to feel more engaged within the storyline. Try adding different voices for certain characters or even allow your child to create their own voices.
2. Choosing the right book
Making reading enjoyable for your child starts with finding a book that they will enjoy reading. This could be through finding out if they enjoy fantasy or adventure books. Also consider your child’s interests, are they interested in dinosaurs, animals or even cooking?
3. Create a reading space
Help your child build their own reading space. This could be the corner of their bedroom, or simply their bed. Bring blankets and pillows and even construct a fort to which whenever they feel an urge to read, they can do so in comfort.
For more tips and information about reading, visit our post.