This section of our website contains a wealth of the best adventure stories for kids. From Jack and the Bean-Stalk, to Little Red Riding Hood, The Snow Queen and The Seller of Dreams, we have a whole host of fascinating tales for you and your children to share with one another before it’s time to visit the land of nod. We have carefully selected our stories, picking only those that have been read and loved by children for many years.
Without a doubt, adventure stories are one of the most popular types of children’s books. It’s no surprise, really – who doesn’t enjoy a story filled with surprising and delightful twists and turns? Children in particular adore tales which are suspenseful and thrilling in equal measure. Adventure stories, which are action packed and include clever, brave heroes and dastardly villains, can keep even the most easily distracted children on the edge of their seats (or beds!).
Adventure stories engage children in a way that few other types of stories can, as they often include exciting plotlines and interesting characters which keeps kids guessing throughout the reading session. The pace of adventure stories for kids also tends to be very quick, and there’s almost always an element of danger which thrills and excites to the very end. This means that they’re are the ideal choice if your child isn’t fond of long and drawn-out reading sessions; the short adventure stories on our site are brief, but brimming over with action, ensuring that your little one remains engaged and intrigued from the first to the last word.
These types of stories are particularly good for parents who wish to make their bedtime reading sessions with their children educational, as adventure stories for kids typically have intricate plotlines which spark the listening child’s intellect, and encourage them to predict what might happen next – especially when the story is read over the course of several evenings. This helps children to develop their creative thinking skills and to really engage in the story, rather than just passively listen. Kids genuinely enjoy trying to work out puzzling parts of a story and if you begin reading the adventures stories on this site to them, you may even find that your little ones get excited when bedtime rolls around!
Even short adventure stories are fantastic for expanding children’s horizons, and teaching them about different types of cultures, places, periods of history and people; for example the Adventures of John Dietrich serves as a great introduction to Germany and old German customs, and is the perfect way to initiate a discussion about other countries and cultures. Even if you don’t have time to chat about such things after story time, sharing tales which feature different people and places will develop your child’s awareness and curiosity, which will then make it easier for them to succeed in school and later in life. Most importantly, reading adventure stories for kids is a fun way to learn about a new subject and will enhance their understanding of the world around them, and deepen their love for reading.