Stories for Kids

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1.The Lion and the Mouse

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Once when a lion, the king of the jungle, was asleep, a little mouse began running up and down on him. This soon awakened the lion, who placed his huge paw on the mouse, and opened his big jaws to swallow him.

“Pardon, O King!” cried the little mouse. “Forgive me this time. I shall never repeat it and I shall never forget your kindness. And who knows, I may be able to do you a good turn one of these days!”

The lion was so tickled by the idea of the mouse being able to help him that he lifted his paw and let him go.

Sometime later, a few hunters captured the lion, and tied him to a tree. After that they went in search of a wagon, to take him to the zoo.

Just then the little mouse happened to pass by. On seeing the lion’s plight, he ran up to him and gnawed away the ropes that bound him, the king of the jungle.

“Was I not right?” said the little mouse, very happy to help the lion.

MORAL: Small acts of kindness will be rewarded greatly.

 

2. The Goose with the Golden Eggs

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Once upon a time, a man and his wife had the good fortune to have a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough.

They imagined that if the bird is able to lay golden eggs, its insides must be made of gold. And they thought that if they could get all that precious metal at once, they would get mighty rich very soon. So the man and his wife decided to kill the bird.

However, upon cutting the goose open, they were shocked to find that its innards were like that of any other goose!

MORAL: THINK BEFORE YOU ACT

Kill not the goose that lays golden eggs is a popular proverb in English that is rooted in this story.

When we use this proverb, we mean that anyone who feels entitled to, and tries to get more than he is already receiving, is most likely to get nothing at all in the future.

Read the following example:

Young Johnny had a very kind and generous uncle. Every time Johnny visited him with his parents, he was given five cents. One day, Johnny thought of buying a bike. The next time he met his uncle, he asked him for 50 dollars. “50 dollars?” exclaimed his uncle. “That is a lot of money!”

“Well, you can afford it, and I want to buy a bike,” said Johnny. “You don’t have any children, so you should have a lot of money.”

Johnny’s uncle was very angry. He did not like Johnny’s attitude.

Johnny did not get 50 dollars. He did not get his five cents also any more.

He had killed the goose that laid golden eggs. If he had been wiser, he would have at least got his five cents.

Sometimes, we are not content with what we have, and wish for more. Such discontentment always results in unhappiness, and regret.

  1. The Cunning Fox and the Clever Stork

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Once upon a time, there lived a very cunning and mischievous fox. He used to speak to other animals sweetly and gain their trust, before playing tricks on them.

One day the fox met a stork. He befriended the stork and acted like a very good friend. Soon, he invited the stork to have a feast with him. The stork happily accepted the invitation.

The day of the feast came, and the stork went to the fox’s house. To her surprise and disappointment, the fox said that he could not make a big feast as promised, and just offered some soup. When he brought the soup out of the kitchen, the stork saw that it was in a shallow bowl!

The poor stork could not have any soup with its long bill, but the fox easily licked the soup from the plate. As the stork just touched the soup with the tip of its bill, the fox asked her, “How is the soup? Don’t you like it?”

The hungry stork replied, “Oh it is good, but my stomach is upset, and I can’t take any more soup!”

“I’m sorry for troubling you,” said the fox.

The stork replied, “Oh dear, please don’t say sorry. I have some health problem and cannot enjoy what you offer.”

She left the place after thanking the fox, and inviting him to her house for dinner.

The day arrived and the fox reached the stork’s place. After exchanging pleasantries, the stork served soup for both of them, in a narrow jar with a long neck. She was able to have the soup very easily with her long bill, but the fox obviously could not.

After finishing hers, the stork asked the fox if he was enjoying the soup. The fox remembered the feast he himself had given the stork, and felt very ashamed. He stammered, “I…I’d better leave now. I have a tummy ache.”

Humiliated, he left the place running.

Moral: One bad turn begets another.

 

Parent Tips: Setting the stage for pleasant mealtimes for kids

Make a point to eat as many meals together at home as possible. A regular mealtime gives you and your family a chance to talk and relax together. It also helps you and your child to have a positive relationship with food.

  • Think of the family meal table as a conflict-free zone where you each come for positive time together. Save problem solving and difficult discussions for a separate time and place.
  • Save distractions, such as reading, toys, television watching, or answering the phone, for another time and place.
  • Teach and model good table manners and respectful behavior.

No more power struggles-learning to trust your child’s choices during meals and snacks

Most children self-correct their undereating, overeating, and weight problems when the power struggle is taken out of their mealtimes. But the hardest part for most parents is stopping themselves from directing their children’s choices (“Eat at least one bite of vegetable.” “That’s a lot of bread you’re eating.” “Clean your plate.” “No seconds.”). Do your best to avoid commenting.

If your child skips over certain foods, eats lightly, or eats more than you’d like:

  • Check yourself. Remember that your child has an internal hunger gauge that controls how much to eat. If you override those signals, your child won’t be able to tune into that internal hunger gauge as easily.
  • Let your child decide when he or she is full. You can remind children of the next scheduled meal or snack time by telling them, for example, “You can eat as much or as little as you want now. We will have our next snack at 4 o’clock.”

Expect some rebellion as you change the way you feed your family. At first, your child may eat only one type of food, eat everything in sight, or stubbornly refuse to eat anything. Fortunately, no harm is done if your child chooses to eat too much or skips a meal once in a while.

Gradually, your child’s eating habits will balance out. You’ll notice that, as long as you provide nutritious choices, your child will eat a healthy variety and amount of food each week. Try to relax, and you’ll see your child relax too.

Courtesy : http://www.webmd.com

 

LITTLE HEARTS NURSERY PARENT TIPS:

How to increase the talking ability of your child?

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1. Reduce the pace.

Speak with your child in an unhurried way, pausing frequently. Wait a few seconds after your child finishes before you begin to speak. Your own easy relaxed speech will be far more effective than any advice such as “slow down” or “try it again slowly. For some children, it is also helpful to introduce a more relaxed pace of life for a while.

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  1. Full listening.

Try to increase those times that you give your child your undivided attention and are really listening. This does not mean dropping everything every time she speaks.

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  1. Asking questions.

Asking questions is a normal part of life – but try to resist asking one after the other. Sometimes it is more helpful to comment on what your child has said and wait.

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  1. Turn taking.

Help all members of the family take turns talking and listening. Children find it much easier to talk when there are fewer interruptions.

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  1. Building confidence.

Use descriptive praise to build confidence. An example would be “I like the way you picked up your toys. You’re so helpful,” instead of “that’s great.” Praise strengths unrelated to talking as well such as athletic skills, being organized, independent, or careful.

 

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  1. Special times.

Set aside a few minutes at a regular time each day when you can give your undivided attention to your child. This quiet calm time – no TV, iPad or phones – can be a confidence builder for young children. As little as five minutes a day can make a difference.

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  1. Normal rules apply.

Discipline the child who stutters just as you do your other children and just as you would if he didn’t stutter.

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Courtesy: http://www.stutteringhelp.org/

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Activities conducted by Little Hearts in the month of April

In the month of April our little hearts enjoyed their classes with lots of interesting activities… Let’s go through them…

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  • Lady Bird Activities
  • Time with Nurse
  • Doctor Activities
  • Fire Extinguishing
  • Busy Bees Professions
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Learning Science
  • Fireman activities
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    Events conducted by Little Hearts Nursery in the month of April.

    02.04.2017    World Autism Awareness Day

    08.04.2017    Easter Open Day

    22.04.2017    Earth Day

    23.04.2017    World Book Day

    29.04.2017    International Dance Day

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Little Hearts Nursery Facilities

Here is the safe, secure, airy, natural and bubbly environment for your children to learn. Buses, convenient classroom, sandpit, mud kitchen are the various facilities that we have to our own credit.

1.Transport Facility


Children are transported in the school buses from a radius of 40 to 80 Kms. daily to and fro the school campus.

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2. Play Areas

 To complement our spacious and artistic education space, children have access to our top-of-the-range indoor play areas.

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3. British EYFS Curriculum Classroom

  The spacious classrooms contain soothing wall color choices, built-in cabinetry, ample classroom storage, and lots of windows for bright, natural light. A prepared environment is essential to the British EYFS Curriculum Method and has been a cornerstone of the careful design and layout of each individual classroom within the school. All new materials are clean, organised, accessible, developmentally appropriate and the perfect size for little hands!

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4. Our Campus

We have a purpose built, eco-friendly school with two large indoor play areas, IT suite, designated kitchen area and seating for all children to enjoy socializing with their friends.

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