Writing and reading short stories are great ways to improve both the writing skill and the enjoyment of reading. Many children hate picking up a book because of the number of pages. They think that it is going to be boring or difficult to read. Why do they think this?

Children often think reading is boring because:

  • No one reads to them.

  • The parent or guardian reading to the child doesn't change character voices.

  • Basals, otherwise known as the classroom literature books, contain boring stories which the teacher insist the students must read.

  • The person reading the story to the child is not a good reader, therefore the child gets bored rather quickly.

  • The child has difficulty reading anything.

  • If you don't like to read, then check out children's books from the local library that has both a book with a tape recording. You can put the recording in a cassette or CD player and let the child listen to the story being read as he follows along in the book. Here are a couple of websites that have recorded stories:

    Short Story Time

    International Children's Digital Library

    If you would like to submit a short story written by you for children, please submit it using the following form. Due to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we can only take submissions from those 18 years of age or older. THANK YOU for your contribution.

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    Submit your children's story here.

    Have you written a children's short story? Share it! Short stories are a way to grab a child's attention and help them get on the road to reading.

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