Bedtime Stories are Big News. Here’s Why…
Storytime is together time. Tales are not just for tots – older kids love showing off their reading skills. Sharing stories before bed continues that bond through childhood and beyond. Instil a love of reading early and you’re equipping them with a superpower for life.
Just ten minutes a night works wonders for your child’s emotional and psychological development, opening up a whole world of wondrous benefits…
Hands down the most valuable benefit of reading bedtime stories together, is the precious quality time you’re spending with your child. This is what they’ll remember. Exploring a story can help both you and your child switch off and feel calm together.
Stories enhance communication between you and your child. You get to step into their imagination and explore their thoughts, feelings and opinions. It’s exhilarating to interact by discussing characters and storylines. You get to help them when they stumble across new words and phrases. Discussing meanings with them shapes their experience of the world in a whole new way. Plus you’ll both have a laugh.
Like a hidden veg recipe, kids learn so much from stories without even realising it. Choose which stories to start with and you’re deciding which words, phrases, morals and values they’re exposed to. With regular reading they’ll absorb this information subconsciously in a fun and familiar environment. Kids are like a sponge absorbing the rich reading diet you choose to provide.
By introducing your child to bedtime stories, you’re helping them develop a love of books. It’s a fantastic head start. Give them the gift that keeps on giving.
Fire their Imagination
Make believe matters. Stories inspire your child’s creativity. So bring on the unicorns! Bring on the adventures! The sky’s the limit. As the great man said…
‘’The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.” – Matilda, Roald Dahl