If you are looking for free stories for kids you have come to the best place, we have a lot of them! They are short, educational and with values that can be ascribed to different genres. They are ideal to read to our child before going to sleep or at any time of the day. In addition, we have a surprise, since all our stories to read to children include music to play in the background and create much more atmosphere. You will be amazed!
💛 The Museum of Silence
In “The Museum of Silence”, little Valentin will take a trip with his school to a mysterious museum where words are kept inside fragile glass urns. What he learns there will help him achieve his greatest wish. Read.
Santa has suffered an accident with his sleigh on Christmas Eve and will not be able to deliver the presents. A little boy must replace Santa Claus by delivering presents around the world. Your child will discover the true spirit of Christmas! Read.
🦄 The unicorn has dropped its baby horn
The little unicorn has dropped its baby horn and he was very worried because he was not growing a permanent horn. He will know it was worth the wait when he discovers that his horn is the most wonderful. Read.
🐺Rebellious Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood is fed up with her story. So she rebels against the storyteller and begins to list her demands. She is joined by the wolf and granny, who are also fed up with the fate they have been enduring for more than 300 years. Read.
🐭 The mystery of the tooth fairy
When the main character discovers that the tooth fairy Perez has lost his tooth while leaving his room, he will start an adventure! He will have to avoid numerous dangers and make responsible decisions. Read.
The little Viking was brave, he was not afraid of battle. The little Viking was adventurous, he dreamed that discovering remote places full of surprises and great treasures. But the little Viking had a “little” problem: he could not sail because he got seasick. Read it
Mr. and Mrs. Bliss’ things disappear… It seems that some playful elf wants to drive them crazy! What is the mysterious reason why the little elf is taking their things while Mrs. Bliss is taking a nap? Read it.
Little Mumablue is afraid of the sea: he thinks that scary sea monsters live under the water. Marena the turtle is afraid of the beach: she thinks that on the surface the sand will trap her. When they meet, both will discover the wonders of both worlds. Read it.
That spring a very special butterfly came out of its cocoon, it was beautiful, like crystal. But everyone rejected it because it was different. What they didn’t know was that she had a very special mission. Read it.
The princess is very worried. It has been months since any knight has come to her rescue and the dragon is getting hungrier every day. The situation has become untenable! A beautiful story of friendship and respect. Read it.
A witch invites the children to accompany her to the old abandoned house. There, monsters are getting ready to scare the trick-or-treaters. But everything is a real mess! They must hurry if they want to be able to terrorize. Read it.
Yost has inherited a dilapidated castle from his uncle Ernesto, the ghost, but he’s a novice ghost and has no idea how to scare! Even the repellent little princess makes fun of him. This is one of the funniest and most outlandish free stories for kids. Read it.
Jada has always wanted to know if the Moon is made of cheese. When some funny aliens land in Villablue, she will be able to fulfill her dream. This is a very adventurous free story for kids! Read it.
The pirate Misfortune is looking for a lost island to bury the treasure, but when he finds it, it is no longer lost and is no longer of any use to him! In the end, he will make a crazy decision. One of the funniest and craziest free stories for kids. Read it.
When the small leading character returns to his cabin in Alaska to spend the summer vacations, he discovers that his friends the bears have given one of them the cold shoulder: they consider Sam a slow and clumsy bear. He will help him to regain his self-confidence and to make the other bears see his good qualities. Read it.
🌒 The Little Monster that lived inside the closet
The little monster who lived inside the closet is terrified: he thinks a child lives outside the closet! Of all the bedtime stories, this is the best of the best – it’s a big hit with the children! (You can find it on audio below). Read it.
In this story you will learn about one of the most important classical myths, that of Narcissus, a young man incapable of loving anyone but himself and who will have a tragic end when he falls in love with his own reflection. Read it.
🍭The true story of Hansel and Gretel
What if the story had been told by the witch instead of the children? This children’s story to read takes a fun approach to the classic tale, offering a surprising perspective: that of the witch. Read it.
In addition, each of our free stories for children has its own audio version. Look how cool it is!
Music: CC 0: Fairy Dance by Rafael Krux, CC 4.0 Overture, by Alexander Nakarada.
Music Public Domain: Fairy Dance, by Rafael Krux; CC 3.0 Dark Hallway and Funkerrific, by Kevin MacLeod
Free audio stories for kids
If you like this idea better, you can access the audio version of all these free stories for kids on Mumablue´s blog.
This is a good option if you don’t have time to read or if your child prefers a dramatized version, with a variety of music and sound effects that create an immersive experience. Ideal for parents looking for short stories for kids!
Many of our free stories for children are stories with values: they use the story to highlight positive behaviors and teach children to become good people. In addition, they have a high educational and cultural value, as they include at the end a series of curiosities related to the main theme of the story. These two reasons make parents love Mumablue stories – learning is fun!
Adventure stories to read are among the most popular with children. Thanks to them, they can experience the most extraordinary adventures with characters such as pirates, Vikings, conquerors, heroes… Fantasy stories to read are also very appealing to them, since fantastic beings such as fairies, goblins, witches, unicorns or personified animals make children ones dream and transport them to magical worlds.
There are more surprises!
Mumablue makes personalized printed storybooks in which the children are the real leading characters. These are high quality printed storybooks starring the child of your choice, thanks to the fact that you can include their name and avatar in each of the wonderful stories in our catalog. Thus, illustrations of your child with the same physical appearance will appear in each scene of the story, making them the absolute star.
These stories are rich in values, with detailed illustrations made by hand and combined thanks to advanced technology to make the magic happen. Ideal to give as a gift and look like a queen. Click on the image and discover all Mumablue personalized stories.
Why is it important to read stories to children?
As parents, we are the first intermediaries between our children and literature. Throughout history, adults have told stories to children to help them understand reality, transmit educational values and protect them from various dangers through morals and other resources. This is why stories have been highly valued in the field of learning for centuries.
Mumablue stories (both the personalized printed ones and the ones we write for you for free and online access) are very aware of this function and that is why they are rich in values and transmit teachings appropriate to the times, to the current society in which our children grow up, avoiding the classic morals and moralizing and rejecting stereotypes that feed discrimination or gender roles already obsolete in the 21st century.
Reading stories to children is also important because it familiarizes them with books and reading from a very early age, favoring the germination of the reading habit. It is important to start reading stories from when they are babies so that this habit takes root properly and try to find a time of the day that includes reading within the daily routines of children, so important for harmonious growth.
It is important to read stories to children because it generates a very close bond between the child and the parents, since it is an activity framed within those that involve “spending quality time” with the children. Besides, it is important to realize that the vehicle in which this reading travels is the voice of mom or dad, something highly comforting and relaxing for the child, even more so in the moments close to sleep. Reading bedtime stories as part of a bedtime routine helps children fall asleep more easily, as it prepares them for that moment.
Stories also help children to understand reality because of their symbolic and allegorical character. Stories designed for children explain the world through circumstances and objects that are already known to the little ones, making the learning process easier and favoring a more global understanding of reality. They are also the way in which the child begins to know that there are other worlds, objects and realities to which they does not have access in their limited daily life.
But undoubtedly the most important reason is that stories make them dream. They are able to transport them to magical worlds in a way that we adults have already forgotten. The imaginative capacity of children, linked to the fact that their evocative power is not limited by reason, makes reading an extremely valuable experience in the early stages of life, those that are decisive for their development, learning and character building.
As you can see, reading stories to children is important for many different reasons. Integrating it into their daily routine is not only good for them, but it will also be good for us as parents, who are so busy with the often frenetic pace of life, to find time for this task without having to organize ourselves. We hope Mumablue’s stories to read to children will make them dream.
And if you want to go a little further, we invite you to discover Mumablue’s personalized storybooks in which the child is the absolute main character of the story. Each story, like each child, is unique, and is built with their own name and their most prominent physical features, allowing illustrations in their image and likeness to appear in the scenes of the story. Undoubtedly, being represented will increase the degree of identification with the story, a fact that favors even more the learning and development of love for literature that will bring so many benefits as an adult.
What do you think of our free stories for kids? Write us with ideas, evaluations or suggestions of themes and we will write stories based on your tastes or ideas.