Our Top Picks: 6 Classic Bedtime Stories Your Little ones will Love
Bedtime stories are an important part of child development in many ways. Not only do they help children to relax and unwind, they can also enrich language development, encourage conversation skills and develop empathy.
So to help you pick out some night time reads, we’ve rounded up six of our top bedtime stories and collections.
1. Oh the Places you will Go!
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One of our all time favourites has to be Dr Seuss’ Oh the Places You Will Go! A fun, adventure filled read with an important message for youngsters. There are some brilliant life lessons in this book that remain relevant right through to adulthood (even becoming a firm favourite gift for graduates!).
It teaches children the power of positive thinking and that anything is possible when they put their minds to it. The closing passage sums this up beautifully, suggesting that people should never put a limit on what they want to achieve.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea…
You’re off to great places,
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way.
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2. The world of Beatrix Potter
This collection has been a childhood favourite for decades when it comes to bedtime stories. Generations have loved dozing off to tales about mischievous rabbits, sly foxes, naughty puddle ducks and helpful hedgehogs.
Your little ones will be sure to fall in love with every tale as they hear about each animal’s adventures through the English countryside.
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3. The Harry Potter Collection
For children who are a little older but still enjoy being read to at bedtime, why not introduce them to the magical world of Harry Potter? You could read a few chapters each night and bring the incredible stories to life with your own fun voices!
They’ll be enchanted by this ordinary boy’s wizarding powers as he’s introduced to a world he never knew existed. From Diagon Alley and Platform 9 and ¾ to Hogwarts and flying cars, transport their minds into this wonderful world of imagination!
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4. Peppa Pig’s Bedtime Stories
This collection features a range of stories and topics to interest little ones before dozing off. From recycling fun and trips to the dentist to camping and skiing trips, the short tales are ideal for putting toddlers to sleep.
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5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
This book offers a great introduction into the eccentric world of Roald Dahl. Perfect for reading aloud, little ones will love the classic tale of a young boy and a mysterious chocolate factory!
They’ll join Charlie Bucket on his journey from finding a golden ticket to meeting the famous Mr Willy Wonka. Along the way the Oompa Loompa’s, a chocolate river, edible inventing room and Everlasting Gobstoppers will keep them entertained until Charlie finds out his fate.
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6. Winnie the Pooh
A.A. Milne’s classic tales set in The Hundred Acre Wood not only entertain young readers but teach them important lessons about love and friendship too. Each character brings a different personality which children will cherish.
From Tigger’s lively antics and Pooh bear’s unstoppable appetite to Eeyore’s melancholy and piglets loyalty, Christopher Robin’s friends are all relatable in their own way.
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