Top Bedtime Stories for Kids
Reading to your kids has a number of benefits. According to a research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, reading develops the kids’ imagination and memory. Having them turn the pages also develops their motor skills, which could help them excel in sports when they grow up. The best times to read to kids is right before bedtime, where they are tired from playing all day and are least to be distracted. We did a research on the all- time favorite bedtime stories, and found these great titles that you can read to your kids.
GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret Wise Brown
“Goodnight Moon” is possibly one of the most famous bedtime stories of all time. It’s a very simple story of a bunny saying goodnight to everything including the room, the moon and the balloon. The text used for the book is actually a poem, which is great for developing your child’s vocabulary.
MOON RABBIT by Natalie Russell
“Moon Rabbit” tells the story of Little Rabbit and her adventure of looking for somebody just like her. She found Brown Rabbit, who is nothing like her. They story ends with the two rabbit becoming good friends, which is a great way of teaching your child that anybody can be a friend. The book is recommended for kids 3 to 6 years old, but I think this would be great for any age.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak
Of course, how could I not include “Where the Wild Things Are”? This has been a favorite of millions of kids, including me when I was much younger. As a parent, I love the fact that this book seems to have a comforting effect on children. Kids are known to be afraid of the “monster” in their closet, and this book teaches them to tame and love the monsters even before they imagine it being there.