Bedtime Stories

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There are many benefits to reading a story at the end of the day, whatever age they are. Some of these benefits include:

They help set a routine

After a long day playing, running around and using energy children need to wind down. Putting them to bed and expecting them to fall asleep right away can be quite difficult but having a bedtime routine where you read a story together can help them calm down, relax, and reduce their stress levels which will help them to sleep better.

They Help you Bond with your Child

When you spend time with your child reading, it helps create a special bond between you. When you are cuddled up together and you are reading to your child and they respond back to you, you can interact and engage in conversations that you may not otherwise have.

Learning New Words

What better way to help your child learn new words than to read them bedtime stories each night. Books can introduce new words that are not in their direct environment, therefore they may not hear them every day. Reading stories can enhance their vocabulary and improve their language skills. Children remember stories, so they will also remember the words that have been read to them.

Creating a Reading Habit

Reading is an important skill in life, and the sooner your child gets into a routine of reading every day the better. Reading bedtime stories every night can create a love for books and a love for reading which can then help them later in life.

Increases a child’s Imagination

Reading stories to your children helps develop their imagination. By listening to the story and looking at the pictures their little brains receive so many ideas, and they are able to predict what is going to happen next or come up with their own endings.
Imagination helps to create and to dream. Albert Einstein once said that “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

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Here are some children reading some bedtime stories that you can listen to with your child. 


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