Reading fairytales to our children before putting them to bed is a beautiful habit that brings together adults and kids in a moment of affection and sharing.
Listening to a bed time fairy tale helps them to get ready for a long night’s sleep. When you read a fairy tale, you will not only help your child to relax, but also improve his or her neural connections.
And if you’re running out of ideas, here are some good ones for finding many different goodnight fairy tales!
Imagination at work!
When we tell a good night’s tale we make our child fully use his or her imagination, keeping it active and trained.
The more you read, the more you learn!
A research conducted at Yale University has demonstrated the extraordinary beneficial effects that can be brought to a child’s neural activity by regularly reading bed time fairy tales.
Intonation is important!
In order to help them learn also their own native language, don’t underestimate the importance of good reading: pronounce words clearly, emphasize sounds and convey feelings through your voice.
Find the perfect fairy tale even tonight!
Children often love to hear the same story over and over again, but every now and then it’s nice to change.
Libraries and bookstores always have beautiful collections of tales that are perfect for you and your children to look at together.
But don’t forget we’re in the Internet age: you can find real databases full of children’s fairy tales! If you want to amaze you child every night with a different story, have a look at these fairytale websites.
But you’ll have to learn the story by heart or print it out because it’s important not to expose your child to the blue light of a screen, especially in the bedroom!