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Stories have an incredible educational value due to the their influence on memory, but also because... children love them!
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Stories for children

At Bedtime Stories, we have a great collection of short stories to educate children about values, with all sorts of characters and situations.
We offer them as a great educational resource for parents and teachers.

New stories and themes are frequently added: you will never be short of new educational stories!

Invitation to the Ball, a story about Tidiness

Once upon a time there was a terribly untidy Prince who always ignored his parents when they asked him to clear up his mess. The neighbouring kingdom's Princess - who he was secretly in love with - organised a lavish ball, and invited all the Princes from nearby lands. The untidy Prince was excited, and prepared himself with great care.
However, on the day of the ball, his room was so messy that he couldn't find his invitation. He searched desperately, but it was nowhere to be seen. So he decided to tidy up his whole room. Fortunately he found his invitation on the table.

However, when he finally arrived at the ball, he was late and everyone had left.
The Prince was distraught
, and had most definitely learnt his lesson.

But not everything was bad luck.
The Princess had not found a boyfriend at the dance, and a while later she threw another party. This time, because he had everything well organised, the Prince didn't lose his invitation. He got to the ball on time, and met the Princess, who fell head over heels in love with him.