The value of reading bedtime stories to your children regularly cannot be underestimated. Reading to your child helps to develop a love of books and improves literacy, as well as building relationships and creating beautiful memories of time together. Reading together is also an excellent opportunity to teach values and life lessons in an enjoyable and meaningful way.
Beautiful Bedtime Stories for kids aged 4-8
For beautiful bedtime stories that will fill your children with empowering thoughts, check these out! These six books for young children contain meaningful text and sweet illustrations that will touch the hearts of both children and parents.
A Beautiful Girl
A Beautiful Girl is the perfect bedtime story for little girls. This heart-warming book celebrates diversity and encourages readers to see and appreciate the unique beauty within themselves and others. The charming rhyme and sweet illustrations will inspire little girls and big girls alike. Send your little girl off to sleep with the reminder to “bring beauty to the world by just being you.”
A Hero Is
A Hero Is was specially written to inspire little boys to be everyday heroes. This book highlights qualities such as loyalty, compassion, resourcefulness, justice, and courage and makes for a wonderful bedtime story. The lyrical rhyme and relatable illustrations remind us that we all have the opportunity to be a hero by helping others, doing right and being the best we can. “What the world needs is a hero like you!”
The Garden In My Heart
The Garden in my Heart is a thoughtful book about sowing and reaping that encourages children to plant good things in their heart. Through simple rhyming verse and sweet illustrations, this bedtime story shares the timeless message that we all have a garden that can produce flowers of joy or weeds of jealousy and bitterness.
Sooty & Snow
“While Sooty decided to go out and roam, Snow enjoyed all the luxuries of home.”
Sooty is an adventurous chicken who longs to experience life beyond the backyard, and no fence will stop her. Trampolines, sunhats and shopping adventures aren’t out of bounds for this cheeky chicken, but what if the fence is there for a reason?
Sooty & Snow is a cute cautionary tale based on the true story of two loveable hens. This fun and colourful bedtime story is a good reminder of why we have rules and boundaries.
Wilbur the Woolly
Sheep usually make for a good bedtime story & Wilbur the Woolly is no different.
Wilbur The Woolly is an entertaining parable for children about trusting the shepherd. As Wilbur avoids getting shorn and tries to do things his own way, he ends up finding himself in some sticky situations. Follow Wilbur the sheep on his journey as he discovers that getting his way isn’t always best, and the shepherd does love him after all.
What Love Looks Like
What makes you feel loved the most? Building cubbies with Dad? Hand-made gifts from Grandma? Snuggling up with mum for a bedtime story?
What Love Looks Like is a delightful book that explores the many ways people give and receive love. With touching illustrations and relatable text, this beautiful book will help you identify what makes you feel loved the most, as well as help you recognize when people are speaking love to you in their own special way.
This book is a must-have for any family who wants to ensure that they are speaking the language of love effectively. Inspired by Gary Chapman’s bestseller, The 5 Love Languages.
Each of these precious children’s books are available individually or as a complete set and have the potential to be a powerful parenting (or teaching) tool. Free lesson ideas to accompany each book are available to help you inspire your children to be the best they can be.