Benefits of bedtime stories

Reading to your children is a great way to connect and share special time together. This is an activity that stimulates the mind, helps lower stress levels and enriches vocabulary and knowledge. Bedtime stories with your child bring a special closeness and extra time to bond and share treasured moments. Reading bedtime stories to your child fosters a loving relationship and has many other benefits besides.

Here are some of the benefits of reading bedtime stories to your child:

Relaxes and calms

Settling down at bedtime doesn’t always come easy for children, as they still want to play and explore. However, as bedtime approaches it is better that the activities are kept calm and relaxing to allow your child to settle to sleep more easily. Reading is the perfect activity to finish the day, as it brings a sense of calm and helps your child to relax. Your soothing voice is very comforting for your child, and this special time makes him or her feel loved and cared for.

Takes the mind on an adventure

A bedtime story can whisk a child off on an adventure where they get to learn about different ideas and emotions. This can be a good way for a child to learn how to cope with different life events that they may be presented with. In addition, it can rouse curiosity and lead to conversation which further educates your child. Learning in this way provides a fun and relaxed way to find out new information and ideas.

Promotes a lifelong love of reading

Cuddling up at bedtime sharing a story creates happy, loving moments that will be treasured. This special time that has minimal distractions allows for stories to be fully enjoyed and appreciated. Regularly reading to your child promotes an interest in books and this can lead to a lifelong love of reading. Reading a book each night will become a time that your child will look forward to.

Drift off to sleep peacefully

Providing the reading material isn’t scary or exciting it can help to prepare your child for sleep. Their mind can escape from reality and enter a different world. Bedtime stories are a great way to get your child relaxed to help him or her drift into a gentle slumber for a good night’s rest. Bringing calmness and happiness to bedtime for children is important to allow them to transition to sleep easily and happily.

Happy bedtimes

Children that are read to regularly tend to enjoy being read aloud to and great pleasure is gained from these times. Knowing that a bedtime story is part of the bedtime routine gives your child something to look forward to at the end of the day. Enjoying a story and getting special one-on-one time is very important for their happiness and well-being. This becomes a treasured time that can continue for many, many years.

Education and learning

One important aspect of sharing books with your child is the educational value that they provide. Books provide a wealth of information, and they teach children about emotion, as well as promote imagination. Books can introduce many new and interesting ideas to your child that can be further explored. Most importantly, it enriches vocabulary and boosts their awareness of the world around them.

Bedtime stories present the ideal opportunity to cuddle up with your child and share special time together. This brings great happiness to both, and is essential for your child’s happiness and well-being. Children need to feel a sense of security and know that they are loved. Children thrive on receiving their parent’s undivided attention. Reading bedtime stories to your child strengthens the bond between you and your child, whilst they are being educated at the same time.