sleep stories to read
You can either read a classic story from a book, find a quick one online, or tell one from memory. Oftentimes a great bedtime story is improvised to suit the mood of your child in that particular moment. These stories are typically ones that have been told for many years in many different ways. Popular stories include ones about princesses and princes, great monsters and knights, children on adventures, and exciting tales with no particular ending to them. This latter type of story is interesting because it allows you to draw the same story out over many nights to keep your child interested and always wanting more.
Telling bedtime stories is beneficial. Your child will find sleep coming in a peaceful way with a great story in their ears. It engages their imagination while giving them good dream material, and has been shown to calm down a busy child. Children do tend to be worked up at times, especially at night, and a nice story will put their fears to rest and allow them much-needed relaxation. You can make a story that shows them that the monster under their bed is not so bad, or that the shadows on their wall are their friends. The possibilities are endless with creative solutions to any nighttime issue.
Toot-Toot likes swimming in a bubbly pond… but why are there so many bubbles?
A story about a friendship between a fire-fighter and his dog during the Australian bushfires.
The nine intricate, dark fairy tales that make up Helen Oyeyemi’s “What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours” contain fantastical situations (a foundling and the gift of an enormous library; a soulful puppet narrator named Gepetta) all linked through image. Key plot points turn on locks and keys.
Devoted fans of Charles Baxter’s imperfectly sexy couple, Saul and Patsy, can track them through the collections “Through the Safety Net,” “A Relative Stranger” and “Believers,” before the two land in an eponymous novel of their own. Similarly, much of Andrea Barrett’s work — including the stories in “Ship Fever” and “Servants of the Map,” and her novel “The Voyage of the Narwhal” — features recurring characters as well as the long branches of family trees.
Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder by Chip Conley – This story is about a 52-year-old who sold the company he ran for 24 years, and was quickly presented with the opportunity to help Airbnb expand into the international enterprise as we know it today. He fell short when it came to maneuvering the digital world as well as his young colleagues, but his veteran businessman skills and wisdom that only comes with age proves to prevail. This is a story about valuing your talents and repurposing them for today’s world, and we think you’ll really enjoy it.
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love, and Learning by Jack Canfield – The classics from the Chicken Soup collection are the perfect books to read when you’re looking for answers, validation, or a touching story. In this book, teenagers can read stories they relate to without having to confide in any friends or family members. It’s always good to talk to loved ones in times of struggle, but it never hurts to get some alone time and turn to literature for a solution, as well. After reading lessons on friendship, love, and respecting yourself, go to bed feeling confident and excited about your future.
One of the Sleep Stories is actually a talk on sleep science and advice by Dr Steve Orma, a clinical psychologist and specialist in treating sleep problems.
Listening to the dulcet tones of Stephen Fry narrate JK Rowling’s Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone might be very relaxing while you’re driving, but what about if you want to drift off into the land of nod – without worrying too much you’re missing out on vital plot points?