Emotions and empathy

What’s the best way of dealing with anger or sadness? How can we know what others are feeling, and why are sympathy and tolerance so important? Stories don’t only tell our children about factual information, they also enable us to pass on valuable advice to them about empathy and emotions. In today’s world, emotional intelligence is very important and it is well worth developing it from a young age.

The Dandelion

The Dandelion

7
 min
3
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A little dandelion grows happily from a crack in a sidewalk and enjoys every day. Then mocking words of the flowers in a flowerbed make it wonder if it should really be ashamed of its ordinariness. But as it turns out, even ordinary flowers can bring a lot of joy.

Jake’s Big Ears

Jake’s Big Ears

6
 min
3
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Jake’s classmates laugh at him because of his ears. They are too big, unlike the small ears of his friends. However, everything changes the moment Jake turns the mockery to his advantage. Find out what he can do, thanks to his ears, in this story about tolerance and diversity.

Rumpel Stiltskin

Rumpel Stiltskin

8
 min
5
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Children at school laugh at Rumpel because of his name - he sounds just like a famous fairy tale. But Rumpel decides to make the best of this disadvantage and let the children know their teasing doesn't bother him. In the end, it turns out that his ability to guess every name comes in really handy!

The Little Superhero

The Little Superhero

8
 min
3
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Although little Mark is still only a kindergartener, he so very badly wants to be a superhero. However, he’s afraid of many things, and his elder brother makes fun of him for that. How can a superhero ever be scared of anything? But when the boys go for a day-out at the theme park, Mark learns something very important about superheroes... You too will learn what that is after reading this story!

Nory, who was never bored

Nory, who was never bored

8
 min
3
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Nory looks like an ordinary boy, but his friends say he has a unique superpower: he never gets bored. Nory reckons he just doesn't know how to be bored, so his friends take on the challenge of teaching him. Find out how that goes in this fun story.

Falkor’s Journey

Falkor’s Journey

14
 min
3
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In this beautiful story about the circle of life, we get to know two inseparable buddies, Jason and his dog Falkor. As years go by, Jason learns about the never-ending cycle of birth and death, which helps him understand the passing of his trusty companion Falkor when his time comes one day.

The King’s Secret

The King’s Secret

8
 min
5
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This Irish legend tells of King Maon and the secret he was extremely ashamed of. However, no secret can be kept secret forever. Eventually, the king has to face his greatest fear – the fear of shame and ridicule.

Lara, the One Who Wasn’t Afraid

Lara, the One Who Wasn’t Afraid

7
 min
5
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Lara is a special girl who would always say she’s a secret agent. But some of the other children constantly tease her or run away. However, when an earwig appears on a cherry tree, brave Lara is the only one who isn't afraid of it. She shows the other children that there is no need to be afraid of things, just because they're different.

Little Sophie and the Great Fear

Little Sophie and the Great Fear

6
 min
3
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Little Sophie is looking forward to a little brother coming to their family. She knows from her mother she can expect him soon. But when the girl notices an ambulance outside of the windows, a great fear overwhelms her. What is actually happening? And who will calm Sophie down? A story for children on how to deal with unfamiliar and worrying situations.

The Squirrel That Had Trouble Saying Sorry

The Squirrel That Had Trouble Saying Sorry

8
 min
3
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Suzy the squirrel is gifted in many ways, but she can't do one thing: she can't say "sorry." However, one of the animals in the forest teaches her why we need this word, and Suzy finds out that a sincere apology can smooth things out and bring us closer.

The Ants and The Puddle

The Ants and The Puddle

6
 min
3
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Black ants and red ants are not friends. Even today, they fight. However, when a downpour hits the forest creatures, both red and black ants are in danger. They hesitate to put their differences aside. What do ants finally decide?

The Quarrelling Letters

The Quarrelling Letters

8
 min
5
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One day the letters in books start arguing and a huge mess ensues. Because of their fights, the books cannot be read at all. But one clever little girl decides to put it all in order - and solve the big alphabet quarrel.