Folktales for Kids

The best children’s folktales, fables, animal lore, folklore, myths, fairy tales, legends and folk tales from around the world! We have collected tales for kids from India, China, Burma and many other countries… Some of these tales will make you think, some of them will make you laugh, some will make you wonder, but almost all of them have hidden wisdom for you to discover!

Flying Turtle

There was a large pond in the middle of a jungle. All kinds of animals came to drink water from it. A small turtle had been living by the pond for many years. And he had become good friends with two cranes who lived...

War Drum

Mukabla, the Jackal was very sad. He had not eaten for many days. He had travelled all over the jungle searching for food, but with no luck. Now, he was hungry and tired too. It was a hot afternoon, so Mukabla decided to rest under...

Two Fish and a Frog

In a certain lake there lived two fish, Multiwit and Centiwit by name. In course of time they became friendly with a frog named Uniwit. The three of them would spend some time by the lakeside, experiencing the pleasures of good conversation; then they...

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How does a Submarine Work?

Jules Verne in his science fiction, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, mentions a ship, Nautilus, which could dive beneath the waves and...

Where is Manbhavan?

"Where's Manbhavan?" Nitya cried. Her pudgy face showed great surprise. "Where is Manbhavan?" repeated Bhavna, peering into Nitya's cupboard. The cardboard box in which he...

Chess for Children: A Smart Move

When we think of chess we think of two adults sitting opposite each other, thinking of ways and means to outsmart the other. Many...

Seasons

Seasons not only tell us the time of the year in different landscapes, they are intimately connected to human emotions and experiences as well....

Go For It, Bablu!

It happened on the day school started after a heavenly two months of summer holidays. Shankar refused to wake up at 6 am. He...