Do you read stories to your little one? Is bedtime also synonymous with story time in your home? Does your little princess love reading books and have you already introduced her to some of the most famous children’s stories? If you are looking out for a new story for your little one, Cinderella can be a good choice.
The story of Cinderella has been told and retold to children through years gone by. It is one of the most popular and most loved stories of all times, with almost all children reading about Cinderella at least once. So read ahead to check our retelling of Cinderella and share it with your little one.
The Cinderella Story For Kids:
Once upon a time there was a young girl who was very alone and unhappy. Her mother had died and her father, looking to bring home a mother for his young daughter, had married again. The step mother had two daughters from a previous marriage, and the father thought they would make great friends for his daughter. However, the father did not kno
They were very cruel and were extremely unkind to the little girl. The stepmother did not like her stepdaughter at all. She only loved her own daughters and did not show any love or care towards the little girl. All the good things that the family could afford were only for the step mother and her two daughters. Good food, beautiful dresses and pretty shoes and all other wonderful and comfortable things were only for the step mother and her two daughters, and they did not allow anything nice for the poor girl.
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She only wore the rags that were once her step sisters’ clothes but were now too old and torn. She had to work the whole day, with no time for herself. She also had to do whatever her step mother and step sisters asked her to do, with no rest and no time to enjoy. Only when it was evening, the step mother allowed the little girl to sit down by the fire and relax for some time near the cinders. That is how she came to be called Cinderella.
Cinderella had a cat and whatever free time she got she spent it talking to her cat. She was a pretty little girl, and even though she wore only rags and torn clothes, she always looked beautiful because she was a wonderful person. On the other hand, even though the step mother and the step sisters wore the most beautiful and the best of clothes, they still did not look pretty, because they were not good people. Cinderella was kind and sweet and it showed in her face, while the step mothers and step sisters were mean and unkind and that too showed in their face.
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One day, a royal messenger came and announced that there was to be a ball at the palace and all ladies had to attend. The step mothers and step sisters brought beautiful new dresses for the ball, but nothing for Cinderella. All of them were getting ready to go to the ball, but Cinderella knew they would not take her along. The step mother told her that Cinderella would stay at home with the cat. ‘Wash the dishes, scrub the floors and keep the beds ready for me and your sisters. We will be very tired when we come back from the ball.’
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