Struggling with putting your child to sleep? You might want to revert back the way our parents put us to sleep back when we are younger — bedtime stories. It’s been proven that these stories have appealed to generations: you can still find them in local bookstores!

The Classics

Lull your little ones to dreamland, one that’s filled with fairies, princesses, knights, and faraway lands. Introduce old classic fairy tales such as The Little Prince, The Princess and the Peas, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty or Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Many of us have used the phrase “I love you to the moon and back” countless times to express our love. Did you know that the original phrase was coined by Sam McBratney in his popular children’s book titled, ‘Guess How Much I Love You’?  

Another one is Amelia Hepworth’s I Love You to The Moon and Back. It’s an extremely easy read, filled with beautiful illustrations that are sure to capture your child’s attention. It also features sweet captivating rhythms!

Picture books

Pictures and beautiful illustrations definitely make reading more fun. Here are the top five picture books recommended by book lovers on Goodreads.

  1. Green Eggs and Hams by Dr. Seuss
  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  3. Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  4. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  5. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


Some tips to make story-telling fun for your kids; Use a different tone for different characters or if your little one is familiar with the story, try role-playing. 

Share with us your favourite bedtime stories in the comments section below :)


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  2. Khan, Aliya. (2020, January 6). 15 Fascinating Bedtime Stories for Children. First Cry Parenting.