Perfect Bed Time Stories For Children

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Who doesn’t enjoy narrating stories to their little ones? Let’s get started, shall we?

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, by Jill Tomlinson

In this adorable fable is about a baby barn owl named Plop who is afraid of the dark. This is quite strange, also very challenging, because owls are active at night (nocturnal)! The story furthers as Plop finds the great things about the dark, ranging from firework displays, telescopes, to camping. Tomlinson’s beautifully illustrates Plop’s transformation from being scared of the dark to realizing that it’s not really scary.

The owl

Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise

This story manages to bring a smile to anybody’s face. From the clock to the quiet old lady and the gradual transition from light to dark, your child will adore the illustrations. It’s so fascinating to tell everything goodnight!

The Going-To-Bed Book, by Sandra Boynton

If you are a rhymes lover, you will surely love this book. It’s frivolous, and sweet, and perfect to get all the stored giggles out. The characters portrayed by animals go through a nighttime routine that is completely crazy, but ends with everyone rocking to sleep.

Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak

For those nights when you are bogged down and where things are rough, this story is a great choice. Max sets on an adventure trip that starts in his room and goes across the sea to where the wild beings live. He realizes that it’s fun to be rambunctious, but it’s more satisfying to be safe in your own comfortable bed.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, by Tom Lichtenheld

In this highly engaging book, it’s bedtime for all of the complicated machines. It also gives you the opportunity to learn the names of some of the big equipment as your little child is enthralled watching beautiful illustrations and enjoying a touching story.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, by Kate Toms

This is a re-model on a children’s song, what a little mouse wonders about the stars. This beautifully written and engaging story offers you a walk through the tiny mouse’s bedtime routine and includes questions like “are there enough stars for everyone?” You will fall in love with the classic nursery rhyme all over again.

Bear Snores On , by Karma Wilson

In this charming story, a bear is hibernating for winter when friends come into his house (den) and throw a party. But, the poor bear continues to snore, until he is suddenly woken up by a pepper flake! This charming story of friendship and love for sleep makes it an all-time favorite.

The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn

As we all understand that night-time is a big separation for our little ones as they have to go to sleep even when their mum and dad are still up. Chester is afraid of going to school, but his mother’s assurance him that he will be fine lets him in on a sweetest family secret. This is a heart melting story.

Lucy the Dinosaur, illustrated by Joey Ahlbum

If you have an inquisitive little one, this story is your ticket to scientific exploration. Lucy’s questions are never-ending, and to seek the answers, she is in a constant search, and she is ready to face any setbacks and hurdles that come her way. Your child will learn healthy curiosity and persistence and while being entertained by Lucy.

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