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!

King of the Birds

The birds of the jungle had no king. It was a real embarrassment for them since everyone else in the jungle had kings.A king is someone who heads the flock and decides every thing for them. All the birds decided they too needed a...

How the Dragon Came to be

Long ago, there lived in China a young boy called Chi Yu.Chi Yu lived with his mother in a tiny house at the edge of the village. There were beautiful green meadows all around and tall hills. Every year after the rains, the fields...

The Court Jester and the Hilsa Fish

Maharaja Krishna Chandra was the king of Bengal during the middle ages. It was customary for kings in those days to patronise talented people. So every king had his own court poets, artists, singers, town planners, architects and what have you. And plenty of...

The Jester and the Straw Roof

Maharaja Krishna Chandra was the king of Bengal during the middle ages. It was customary for kings in those days to patronise talented people. So every king had his own court poets, artists, singers, town planners, architects and what have you. And plenty of...

The Fox and the Goat

Dabbu the fox was in a happy frame of mind. He had just made a hearty meal of the remains at King Lion's den after the great king had gone out for a stroll. The meal had been fresh deer and it was smacking...

How Iron was Found

Long ago, there lived a craftsman called Intupwa. Intupwa was an unhappy man because he tried, and failed, to cut wood with sharp stones. Then one day he dreamt of something better called iron. So he began his search for it."Where can I find...

Preparing for Winter

Autumn was coming to an end. All the insects and animals were working very hard to stock their larders with enough food to last them the winter. They all knew that winter time would be tough - it would be cold and food would...

The Farmer and the Serpent

A long time ago a farmer's son was going to meet his friends. It was dark and he was in a hurry, so he didn't see a cobra that was relaxing in the path. He trod upon the cobra's tail. He stepped back immediately...

The Big Leap

One day a newly married couple threw a party. Among those who attended, was a man who claimed to be a seasoned traveller. He was an interesting-looking man with a weatherbeaten face. So, by his appearance, he did look like a well-travelled person.But once...

Modesty Pays

There once lived a proud driver in Qi, a state in China. He was the driver of the Prime Minister of the state. One day the Prime Minister happened to drive through the street where the driver lived with his wife. Some neighbour's saw...

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