It’s official, whether or not it’s read by Tom Hardy, bedtime stories are proven to help your tot unwind before bed. Yet according to new research by Time 4 Sleep, these are the 10 ten children’s books to help your little one’s drift off.
Another rhyming story, Llama Llama Red Pyjama
is fun for your little one to listen to, and for you to read aloud. Telling the tale of Baby Llama, who starts to worry as soon as his Mama leaves the room at bedtime, this will (hopefully) bring a more peaceful bedtime, whilst giving you a laugh along the way.
Yet when look into the slightly more serious side of the benefits of the bedtime story, it seems that more than half (54%) of parents believe reading to their children before bed is the most important part of their child’s nightly routine.
Hypnotherapist and Author Dipti Tait said: ‘Storytelling is very important for the brain too. The brain, regardless of age, enjoys a good story as it activates our imagination. When we begin reading tales of adventure, fantasy and mystery to our children, this creates a positive pathway for the brain to follow. Once we drop into sleep, the brain naturally falls into REM, the dream state, so quite often the storytelling helps the child begin the REM process and often encourages sleepiness.’
How many of the books mentioned above does your little one have on their bookshelf? Let us know in the comments below.