Short Stories For Kids on Correcting Mistakes

Short Stories For Kids on Correcting Mistakes

Short Story 1: Vikas' handwriting

Vikas was a good boy studying in class 4. He was intelligent and good in general knowledge as well. But, one thing worried his teachers and parents. His handwriting! He used to write shabbily. His classwork was filled with scratches and cluttery handwriting. Both his teachers and parents warned him. His parents started to take measures to improve his handwriting. They brought him some cursive writing books and asked him to practice. But he seldom took it seriously. He thought that he knew the answer so why should he bother? His mid -term exams were over and even in his holidays he enjoyed without practicing. He got his results and was shocked to see his scores. According to him, he had written all the answers properly. He requested his parents to ask the teachers to provide with his answer sheets. His parents requested the teachers. When they had the answer sheets, they saw that his paper was a mess. The answers were not written clearly. His teachers said that they could give him marks based on what they understood in the paper.

Vikas realised his mistake. He knew all the answers, but only if he had obeyed his parents and practiced writing, he could have scored great marks. He did not give up. He started practicing cursive writing and took all steps to improve his hand writing. The He worked harder. In the final exam, he scored one great marks!

Parenting takeaway:

In this short story, Vikas was not aware of his mistakes.  But the moment he understood, he was making a mistake, he took corrective actions.Anyone can make mistakes, but the most important rule for success is to bounce back from the mistake and take corrective action.

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Short Story 2: When it’s too good to believe don’t believe it!

Ramappa was a hardworking farmer. He had a small store house where he used to pile up all his yield. He had a few contacts of middle men and merchants to whom he sold his yield regularly

That year Ramappa had decided to grow an additional crop in his field. He got a good yield also. He stored iti n in his store. The next day, an unknown person came to his store house and asked if he could assist him in managing the store house. Ramappa also thought it would be helpful tohim and appointed the stranger. That man was very hardworking, one couldn’t believe that anyone would work this hard. He started extending his regular hours of work. He slowly began being very friendly and helpful to Ramappa. Ramappa’s wife kept on telling Ramappa not to believe him too much as he was too good to be true . But Ramappa started to trust him completely.

Months passed. One day Ramappa got a great deal for his new yield. He went to his store house to check on the stock. A great shock was waiting for him.  The stock levels had dropped consistently. The assistant was already selling his yield slowly without Ramappa’s knowledge. Ramappa was taken aback to see a difference in his stock levels. He fired the assistnant  and decided that he would hire only after doing a thorough background check.

Moral of the Story

There is an old proverb  - “All that glitters is not good”. If we come across anything which is too good to believe we should not believe it. We should not blindly trust others so much. Some people may try to have friendship with us for their profits. We should be away from that kind of people.


Smitha Prasad is a budding writer who writes articles and short stories for kids. She believes that childhood is the right age to inculcate the right values in kids. It helps them to develop into confident adults.  She designs and runs a kid’s magazine called A LITTLE MORE-An Engaging booklet, through which she tries to reach kids that helps kids stay away from screen, build conversations and build the right mindset in kids 

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