Long Time Ago Stories

November 28th, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Long Time Ago Stories

Age Range: 6-11 (with a separate page for ages 3-5, see details below)

This is an interesting website from children’s book author Rohini Chowdhury. She has collected, retold, and placed online for you and your children to read for free a limited selection of stories that include:

  • Fables
  • Folktales
  • Fairytales
  • Myths
  • Festival Stories
  • Tales from History
  • Classics
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Stories Behind Great Discoveries
  • Tales of Today

When you get to the site you will see the menu. Click on any item and a new
page opens with a brief historical introduction, and a very short menu of
stories in that tradition. Most are retold by Chowdhury, unless otherwise
indicated. The stories are presented in plain text, and a few of the stories
are accompanied by colorful illustrations.

NOTE: Because myths, fairytales, legends, fantasy and the like can touch on
many themes and topics, parents (as always) should preview the material on
this site to determine suitability of content for their own children.

Chowdhury also offers a collection of stories for young children (about ages 3-5) called “Pomegranate Pips.” These stories are all accompanied by illustrations.

In addition to the stories available on the site, you’ll find some free, printable, activity pages – a crossword and wordsearch for older children, and a maze for young children.

To top off the offerings on this site, you’ll find reviews of children’s books, some very interesting biographies of children’s writers, and a recommended reading list. You can also purchase Chowdhury’s books.

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