We are a team of passionate educators, parents, and authors who believe in the power of bedtime stories.
The importance of bedtime stories
Bedtime stories offer a number of benefits for both children and parents. For children, bedtime stories can help to:
- Improve language skills
- Increase comprehension skills
- Enhance creativity and imagination
- Strengthen the parent-child bond
- Reduce stress and anxiety
For parents, bedtime stories can be a time to connect with their children and share their love of reading. Bedtime stories can also be a way to teach children important life lessons and values.
Tips for choosing bedtime stories
When choosing bedtime stories and new books to read, it is important to consider the child’s age, interests, and reading level. Younger children may enjoy shorter, simpler stories with bright illustrations. Older children may enjoy longer, more complex stories with exciting plots. It is also important to choose stories that are appropriate for the child’s bedtime routine. For example, if the child has trouble falling asleep, you may want to choose a calming story.
New books to read
Here are a few new books to read:
- Picture books:
- The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
- Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
- Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall
- Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
- We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
- Chapter books:
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
- The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
- Young adult books:
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
There are a number of resources available to help you find new books and authors for your child. Here are a few ideas:
- Your local library or bookstore
- Book review websites
- Social media
- Online booksellers
- Reading clubs
- Bibliotherapy: The use of books to promote emotional and mental well-being.
- Emergent literacy: The early stages of literacy development, which begin in infancy and continue through the preschool years.
- Narrative comprehension: The ability to understand the structure and meaning of stories.
- Phonemic awareness: The ability to hear and manipulate the individual sounds in words.
- Print awareness: The understanding that print conveys meaning.
- Vocabulary development: The process of learning and understanding new words.
Bedtime stories are a powerful tool that can help children develop a love of reading and learn valuable life lessons.
The power of bedtime stories
Bedtime stories can transport children to different worlds, introduce them to new characters, and teach them important life lessons. Bedtime stories can also help children develop their imaginations and creativity.
Our commitment to promoting literacy
We believe that literacy is essential for success in school and in life. We hope that by doing so, we can help children develop a lifelong love of reading.