• This month we are featuring value tales.

Value tales

When trying to impart an important moral lesson to children, short stories are often the go-to for most parents. It not only tickles their imagination, but it also teaches them about life.

Short stories have a way of teaching lessons that makes them more relatable and interesting and, can be the best companion to prepare your child for a brilliant future. They also help shape their character and moral compass as they grow old.

Rather than just telling your child to always be compassionate towards the people around them, relating a short story about it helps them understand what happens when they are. It helps them become more aware of their actions and their consequences. The moral and value lessons from these stories can teach your children valuable lessons through these fun and entertaining tales.

A value tale about determination

Persistence, resilience and never giving up are extremely important qualities for a person on their way toward achieving their goals and dreams. Guided by the optimism of Helen Keller, today’s story reminds us of the value of determination.

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A value tale about creativity

The value of creativity is more than simply generating new ideas. Without the possibility of imagining, we cannot change our future. That’s perhaps what Thomas Edison thought before a light bulb switched on in his mind and lit up the world around him – literally.

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A value tale about truth and trust.

This is a simple story about the importance of honesty and trust, and how it can affect whole communities. A biography of Cochise, the Apache chief, whose life illustrates the values of trust and truth.

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A value tale about giving.

This story tells us about Ludwig’s childhood as he learned to play the piano; sharing his performance and composition with the world after deafness, were ways of giving back to the world the love and encouragement he had received.

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A value tale about caring.

In this story Ann Donegan Johnson helps us appreciate caring by examining the life of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) and, her efforts to help people in need stresses the importance of caring in her life and the lives of others.

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A value tale about patience.

This inspiring story tells us about two young brothers, Orville and Wilbur, who dreamed of building a machine that could fly. This story describes the patient efforts of the Wright brothers to build a flying machine.

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A value tale about curiosity

Let’s explore curiosity through the life of Christopher Columbus. This story tells us how a young Christopher Columbus watched the ships coming and going from the docks in Genoa and wondered what strange lands they visited.

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A tale about the value of dedication

Albert Schweitzer based his philosophy on what he called “reverence for life” and dedicated his life to serving humanity. Today’s story uses Albert’s love for people to exemplify the value of dedication.

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A tale about the value of kindness

This story teaches us the value of kindness by examining the life of Elizabeth Fry, whose pioneering efforts in improving the lot of prisoners were based on the premise that prisoners’ behaviour would improve if they were treated more kindly.

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A tale about the value of courage

In this story we look into the life of Jackie Robinson. An amazing and courageous man who changed the culture of baseball in America, with his character, skill and integrity.

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A tale about the value of sharing

Will and Charlie worked hard to become doctors and became known as the Mayo brothers. They established a clinic to share their knowledge, skills and money to best serve the needs of the sick.

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A tale about the Value of Helping

This story describes the helpful work of Harriet Tubman in aiding slaves to flee the South, in assisting the Union army during the Civil War, and in establishing homes for the old and needy after the war.

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A tale about the value of saving

A brief biography of the outstanding 18th-century printer, inventor, and statesman, emphasising the value of saving in his life.

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