June 2, 2015
One of the things we all miss about being kids are the bedtime stories. Who doesn’t get excited about listening to valiant knights saving the kingdom from destruction, or animals racing each other to see which one is faster.
They say bedtime stories help kids sleep better, especially when they’re lying on a senso memory mattress. Aside from the previous selection we have provided, here are other bedtime stories that will not only help the kids sleep, but also open their minds to new possibilities.
This is the oldest story in this list. It follows young Peter Rabbit as he is being chased around the garden of Mr. McGregor. He was able to escape and return home to his mother, who made him chamomile tea so he can sleep.
Saint-Exupery says that The Little Prince is a book for children that is written for adults. However, finding pleasure in reading the story of an aviator who met a little boy in the Sahara by any age level is not that difficult. This book provides countless food for thought, adorable visualizations, and an appreciation of life and what makes us human.
Pippi Longstocking is an eccentric girl. She is unique, confident, and has unusual super-strength. Pippi Longstocking’s intelligence is exhibited in various ways, like telling off adults who show stubborn attitude. What makes Pippi Longstocking a fun read are the adventures she undertook. One famous escapade is when she stood for weak kids. Some adults might see her story as a little over the top, but this is only because she is unconventional, breaking the stereotypical behaviour that girls should have.
What happens when Mom is away and Dad is left in charge of the house? Well, we don’t think it’s going to end very badly for you. Unfortunately, it’s breakfast but there’s no milk! This is the story of a Dad who went out one morning to buy milk. Instead of going straight to his kids, he encounters aliens, pirates, and jungle tribes. Dad was able to save the day by using his greatest weapon, the milk that he bought for his kids’ cereals.
It starts with a boy who decided to climb a tree, swing from its branches, and eat its apples. The tree is more than able to do all of these things for the boy. But as time passes, the boy slowly forgets about the tree. When he grew up, he came back to the tree to ask her for money, to which the tree was more than happy to allow him to get her apples to sell. Then she says she is happy to give him her branches, and then her trunk, until nothing is left of her but a stump, on which the boy, who is now an old man, sat on.
Most kids are familiar with the cartoon version of Madeline, usually aired on Playhouse Disney. What they don’t know is that the show is based on the Madeline written by Ludwig Bemelmans. It’s about an orphan schoolgirl named Madeline and her adventures with eleven other girls and Miss Clavel. Her assertiveness and strong will has saved her boarding school from being closed and sold. She shows that while she lacked the size and height, she definitely has the spunk and confidence to do whatever it takes to save the day.
Bedtime stories has always been a part of everyone’s childhood, regardless of which country you come from. They shape a child’s way of thinking and how they will perceive the world around them. And through these stories, we help them encourage their imagination.