Many children, even some older ones, are very afraid of monsters. They have always been sold to us as terrible beasts with lots of hair, horns and fangs. But what if they weren't as bad as they are usually painted? Stories like this, in which a kinder face of monsters is shown, help children to lose their fears. 'For a smile' is orn story for all those fears that are afraid of monsters. Don't miss out on this cute tale!
Everything happened very quickly, when he wanted to realize he was already at his side with that bad-tempered face that scared him so much. But he liked him, and that according to everyone said was very strange.
"Jeremiah, get away from that monster!" they told him.
But Jeremiah ignoring the others smiled every day at that monster who had the face of few friends.
Thus, day after day, the monster approached him, looked at him narrowing his eyes, wanting to intimidate him, but Jeremías did not show him any fear and kept smiling at him.
Little by little the monster's face changed, he didn't seem so angry anymoreSome even saw how he began to outline what looked like a smile.
One afternoon, it was Jeremías who looked for the monster and without saying anything he sat down next to him. Surprised, the monster looked at him and then grinned at him. Jeremías, very happy, then began to laugh uproariously and, for the first time, everyone saw the monster laugh heartily and they approached him, because it was no longer scary, to laugh together.
Everything happened because of a smile.
Below we suggest some questions to check if your children have understood the message and background of this story. We propose some true or false questions.
- Jeremías found the monster very unpleasant from the beginning. True or false?
- People were trying to get Jeremiah away from the monster. True or false?
- Jeremiah was very, very afraid of the monster. True or false?
- Little by little, the monster was showing more sympathy with Jeremías. True or false?
- The monster and Jeremiah began to laugh together. True or false?
If you have enjoyed reading this sweet story by Jeremías, you cannot miss many other titles that we have in Guiainfantil.com which are also starring a monster. Through stories, we can change the fearful image that children have built of these fantastic beings. By presenting them as sympathetic friends, it is easier to the little ones put their fears aside.
1. The Loch Ness Monster
Do your kids know Nessie? The most famous Scottish monster is not as scary as it is believed, at least not in this tale. Talk to your kids about the romantic love story behind Nessie to get them to sympathize with him.
2. The monster Merlin
Everyone was very afraid of the monster Merlin because of his fearsome appearance, but he was not as bad as people thought. This story will teach children that people cannot be judged by their appearance.
3. The dragon of words
Once upon a time there was a huge dragon that only expelled words from so many books that it had eaten. This beautiful story tells children about the exciting world of reading. You will love both children and adults.
4. The legend of Nian, the monster
And to finish we propose a traditional Chinese story that explains in a very funny way why the Chinese New Year is celebrated with firecrackers, dances and a lot of red color.
Keep reading many other monster tales in our site. And make them your friends!
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