Share a Bedtime Story with Your Little Ones~ Leave a Lasting Impression with Positive Morals through Children’s Bedtime Stories
Sharing a bedtime story is storytelling in its most purest form. It’s an opportunity to not just share a simple story to be forgotten, but passing on a lifetime of lessons from those who came before us, with classic fairy tales or folktales, in a nightly ritual of learning. While a bedtime story might be seen as something to rush through in order to get to the quickest inevitable conclusion, a much needed rest for a busy child, it can be the most magical moment of the day. Taking that child to a world of discovery which will surely leave a lasting impression.
Below you will find some of our favorites! Short stories that are perfect as a bedtime story or anytime story. With Themes of Cooperation, Friendship, Kindness, and a little magic, these bedtime stories are sure to please your little one as they drift off into pleasant dreams. What better way to teach morals then through a magical story which entwines the message within the confines of the tale.
Leave a lasting impression and share a special moment with your children with a storytelling experience they will treasure forever. We hope you enjoy our Free Bedtime Stories and if you do, consider joining our community and supporting our mission to ensure these stories live on forever.
Who is in the hare’s cave? A big voice! For early readers. (from Africa)
A defeated Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, is inspired by a spider. (from Scotland)
The world treats one lovely maiden very differently than her plain sister.
Three brothers embark on a quest to serve their King.
When Mama Lion kidnaps 2 ostrich chicks , who will dare to object?
An old woman’s search for an apple dumpling leads her to odd trades.
Four animal friends must pool their forces to defeat a hunter.
Overnight, a magic rock raises a boy and girl who had fallen asleep on top.
A queen locked up as prisoner has but one friend- a dancing mouse.
The animals want their own house in the woods- but what of a wolf?
The talking eggs of a magical old woman can bring fortunes- or not.
A boy saves 400 villagers from a sudden tsunami. True story.
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CLICK HERE FOR OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION OF AWARD-WINNING SHORT STORIES FOR KIDS, which make wonderful Bedtime Stories! Folktales (or folk tales) are stories that have been shared from generation to generation by word of mouth. These folklore stories consist of Fairy Tales (or fairytales), Animal tales and Legends, which you will find here! Our short stories are Kid-tested, Multicultural and feature positive messages to leave a lasting impression on the children in your lives! They also make wonderful Moral Stories for the classroom and at home!