Cinderella . The Three Little Pigs. Peter Pan.
Bedtime stories are all time favorite of young children. They are great for bedtime. They are great for leisure time. They are simply kids companion.
There are many reasons why we should have bedtime stories and some are listed below:
1. Bonding. When you read to your child, both of you are of close proximity – physically and psychologically. Your child will feel loved because of your companion.
2. Moral values. While there are amusing, bedtime stories teaches children a wide span of moral values. The Kid Who Called for Wolf teaches children not to tell lies and make jokes on people.
3. Good night sleep. Children can have a hard day too. Reading a story book before bedtime simply eases sleep and encourage sweet dreams. We surely never emphasis them on the scary monsters and trolls.
4. Learn to read and spell. Story books have high accuracy of proper usage of English language. Children are sure to pick up good command of grammar and spelling which improves their language easily.
5. Encourage writing. Do not be surprise that you child may be inspired to be an author later in life. They learn by good examples from authors in writing stories and definitely improves a child’s composition skills.
6. Friendly and soothing images. More often than not, bedtime stories offer better images than the TV and internet. They are child friendly and you need not worry about children being exposed violent images.
7. Encourage children thinking and imagination. Alice in Wonderland is a great example. Isn’t it fascinating to see Alice chasing after little rabbit? Surely children would be curious to know what the lead role is going through. When child go through a story, they will always imagine themselves as the lead role and kept thinking about how the story will end.
8. Learn to love books at young age. When children learn to love books, it becomes part of them. Their engagement becomes their hobby.
9. Encourage sibling sharing. Older children who can express themselves well can tell stories to younger sibling. They share. They bond. They rival lesser.
10. Learning and accepting villain in reality. While most bedtime stories places emphasis on good characters, children will also learn about the existence of villain in the reality world. The big bad wolf, the witch and the pirates are somehow important in the peak of the storyline. Children will also learn that the story always concludes with villain receiving retribution. Which is important for them to know that it should happen in reality too.
So you have all the reasons to grab a bedtime story book today! Good night. Sweet dreams.
Justina Wang owns a Parenting Kids website. Being a mother of 2 young children, she acquired experience in Positive Parenting and happy to share with any parents who shares the same passion.
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