Short Stories for Kids on Creative Problem Solving

Short Story One : Rashi finds her lost pens

Rashi just began her grade 5. The best part according to her in that grade was that she was supposed to write in pen. She loved writing in ink pens. She had collected 5 pens in her summer holidays. Her grand pa had also given her his favorite pen to her. Her mom said that she could carry only one pen at a time from her collection. So, took her favorite pen to school.

After a week or so, Rashi lost her pen! She had been to the rest room and when she came back her pen pouch was open. She could not find her pen anywhere. She went home and told her mom. Her Mom asked her to be careful from next time and gave her another pen from her collection.

After a few days, again Rashi lost the pen. This kept happening multiple times. Rashi was perplexed and angry. She wanted to find out the person who was doing that mischief. This time she made up a plan. The pen that her grandpa gave her was an old-styled pen, removing its refill was easy. So, she removed the refill and filled coloured water into the pen and closed the cap without fitting the nib of the pen. She as usual kept the pen in her pouch. One afternoon, in the class soon after the lunch hour, the teacher asked to copy down the notes from the board. Rashi saw that her pen was missing. Just around that time, the class heard a loud noise – “oh nooo” from the last bench.

Blue coloured water was all over the Ravi’s uniform shirt . Everyone laughed at him. The teacher asked him for an explanation and warned him not to disturb the class. But Rashi got to know the person behind her missing pens. After the class, she went to Ravi and warned him to return all the pens. She said that it was her plan to find out the culprit, he apologized with her and gave back all her pens.

Parenting Takeaway:

It is good to solve our problems on our own. Dealing with tricky situations on our own and coming out successfully boasts our self -esteem!

Short Story Two: Sheza's mom gets rid of her nail biting habit

Sheza lived in the city of MumbaiShe used to bite her nails a lot. Despite her parents and teachers telling her several times, she could not stop herself. She also did not have the habit of washing her hands and feet after coming back from school. This worried her mother more. One day, her mother consulted a doctor and asked him to give her some idea to get rid of her daughter’s nail biting habit. He asked her to bring Sheza to him for a general checkup where he could trick her somehow.

Sheza,, not so willingly went with her mother to meet the doctor. The doctor pretended as if doing some tests, told her that her stomach has a lot of germs and bacteria. She had to take one injection every week for one  year to get rid of that germs or else she would land up in trouble. Hearing this, Sheza became very anxious. She obviously did not want to take a prick. She then softly asked the doctor if there was any other way to avoid the pricks and also asked the reason. The doctor said that she must be having some bad habit which has resulted in such a consequence. Sheza immediately understood that she had to put effort to stop bitting nails and pay more attention to hygeine

Parenting takeaway:  

Often Children develop habits and it is very tough to get rid of them.  Some of the often used reliable techniques to get rid of these habits include

  1. Talking up good habits. Reinforcing good habits 
  2. Constantly talking to children about the ill effects of bad habits
  3. Taking expert help

Here is a link to some of our motivational and good habits posters. You can use them to build a positive environment at home

How do short stories with morals help kids?

Short stories for kids are a great way to develop conversatiosn with kids. There are multiple threads of conversations possible with the help of short stories. You can talk about the takeaway or moral of the story. You can talk about characters. You can use these stories to ask kids questions like, " What would you do in this situation?" or " Have you encountered such and such a character"

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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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