Nature stories for children

Children are more outside people than us, adults.This notion, very true some decades ago, is being challenged nowadays by technology gadgets and constrained outdoor space.

Perhaps stories can induce children to spend more time outside. Perhaps stories can encourage children to systematically observe and document their observations. Perhaps stories can trigger children to create their own stories. Or perhaps stories can make children simply smile or become thoughtful. Hoping that stories can do more, we offer here a collection of nature stories in the form of videos, books and field notes.

Stories for young readers

Birds of Different Feathers
An Oriole family had set up their nest and were raising two chicks. Share the anxious and proud moments of the family.
[Translations: KannadaTelugu * Tamil]

Mystery of the Four Eggs
A tale of how a confusion caused by Lapwing was resolved.
[Translations: Kannada * Telugu * Tamil]

The Long and Short of It
A curious case of how judgments are difficult to make.
[Translations: Kannada  *  Telugu  *  Tamil]

Owners and Appropriators
Tree holes are prized possessions during the nesting season and this can lead to many a fights and struggles.
[Translations: Kannada  *  Telugu  *  Tamil]

Sworn to Secrecy
Some quick thinking and persistent efforts at unraveling a few secrets of birds.
[Translations: Kannada  *  Telugu  *  Tamil]

Finding the Coppersmith
What if you have heard a bird but not seen it? How difficult can it be to find that bird?
[Translations: Kannada]

Just a Good Deed
Observations, many a times, can prompt conclusions that may not be correct. One must remember this and be careful.
[Translations: Kannada]

And She Showed the Way
An unusual circumstance provokes an unusual act. Perseverance counts, especially in such cases, to ensure success.
[Translations: Kannada  *  Hindi]

The Mud Connection
Of how a kindly Myna caused a discovery … and a mystery.
[Translations: Kannada]

A Strange Request
An ignorant act believed to be harmless can sometimes cause a great deal of trouble to someone else.
[Translations: Kannada  *  Hindi]


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