Written on June 26, 2012 – 12:00 am | by admin
Not many children like to hear that it is bedtime. Parents everywhere get the whinny, â€œdo I have to go to bed?â€, from their children. Often times children will ask for a bedtime story and parents will allow them to choose their favorite one. There are some excellent bedtime stories and books, but what is even better is one Mommy or Daddy makes up specifically for their child!
If you want to see a childâ€™s face light up at bedtime try saying, â€œLetâ€™s go to bed, and I will tell you a story I made up just for you!â€ Parents and grandparents are the best story writers, and what better way to send a little one off to dreamland than with a story about their favorite things.Check out this link here.
When making up a bedtime story, the parent will of course want to keep in mind that the child may have dreams about it. This means no scary stories, especially for younger kids. Think about the childâ€™s favorite things. Stories about princesses, better yet your daughter is the princess, or horses, unicorns, pirates (nice ones of course), your son the superhero. The sky is the limit when making up your own bedtime story.
For older children, you may want to let them help write the story. Start off with an opening and let them build on it. Take turns making the story an original creation that they too can own.
These are the bedtime stories your children are going to ask for time and time again. They will drift off to sleep feeling super special and loved.