Once upon a time……Bedtime stories were a way for families to bond at the end of the day. But today we all live in time that we are too busy, or too stressed at the end of the work day, we are letting our children fall a sleep to technology. Reading young children has great advantages such as: Reading teaches children about the world around them, improves vocabulary and language skills, develops a child’s imagination, helps children to develop empathy and is a fun. So, for this reason, we have created a small list of sleeping books that we believe will be the most interesting for the youngest.
1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother, who puts him to bed after giving him a tea.
2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J. K. Rowling
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a book of children’s stories by British author J. K. Rowling. There is a storybook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book of the Harry Potter series. This book include five stories: “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart”, “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot”, “The Fountain of Fair Fortune”, “Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump”, and the story that was entirely included in the last Harry Potter movie, “The Tale of the Three Brothers”.
4. The Gruffalo - Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson
This is a story of a mouse’s walk through the woods unfolds in two phases; in both, the mouse uses clever tricks to evade danger. On his way the mouse encounters several dangerous animals (a fox, an owl, and a snake).
5. The Snail and the Whale - Julia Donaldson
The story is about a snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on a whale’s tail. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the snail feels very small in the vastness of the world. But when the whale is beached in a bay, it’s the tiny snail who saves the day.