I love stories and my children love stories. Stories in the morning, stories after lunch and stories before bedtime. Stories play such an important part in a child’s life and stories before bedtime play an even more important part of the daily routine. It indicates calm time and that’s its nearly time for their little eyes to shut very soon. It is also a very magical and special time to share with your child; A moment for the two or three of you to spend together with no interruptions, a precious gem in this extremely busy and fast moving world we live in.
Stories can come to life for children, it helps with their thought processes, and it can also serve as a teaching tool for everyday life skills and scenarios that need to be learnt or approached sensitively.
Here are 10 of our favourite stories that we regularly read together;
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Great for learning the names of food and counting with your child.
A fun book to learn the animal names and noises! They can even join in with the repetition which you will find they love.
Old Bear Tales
Just really lovely stories. I call these rainy day stories, stories for snuggling under your duvet with.
The Owl that is Afraid of the Dark
A book for discussing the dark – it’s really not scary when its dark!
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
A real top favourite of mine – one that everyone can join in with!
Very simple stories and great for learning colours with your child.
Fabulous for a child’s imagination – why not give them a box to sit and a colander when you read this story together. Let them feel as though they are a part of the book too!
Guess How much I Love You
A very special book to share together.
Spot – Lift the Flap
Which child doesn’t love a ‘lift the flap’ book!
Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?
A gorgeous bedtime book!
** Some of these titles were supplied by ‘A Bundle of Books’ which can be found on Facebook. They offer 10 books for £10.
All thoughts are Popitha’s and the books are chosen by the little people themselves!
What is your favourite bedtime story? Please share them with us!