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I realised at a young age that writing was a lifelong passion of mine. I grew up reading Stories written by Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Wonderful fairytales with valuable life lessons, something I would later incorporate into my own writing. As a mother, I have enjoyed the bond which bedtime story reading fosters with my little boy. Sharing with him the same stories I read as a child and passing along the lessons.
Reading bedtime stories yields multiple benefits for parents and children alike. The fixed routine of a bedtime story before sleeping can improve the child's brain development, language mastery, and logical thinking skills.
The storyteller-listener relationship creates an emotional bond between the reader and the listener.
Bedtime stories are useful for teaching the child abstract virtues such as sympathy, unselfishness, and self-control, as most children are said to be "naturally sympathetic when they have experienced or can imagine the feelings of others".Thus, bedtime stories can be used to discuss darker subjects such as death, and other life lessons. As the bedtime stories broaden in theme, the child "will broaden in their conception of the lives and feelings of others".
It was this that inspired me to write a number of stories suitable for bedtime storytelling with the aim of changing the world one child at a time through storytelling.
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Finn reading Where has my meow gone? with his amazing Charlie Bear to keep him company. If you would like to feature on my website, reading one of my books, please email me your youtube video link to firstname.lastname@example.org
visit https//anchor.fm/andrea-benson for children's audio stories set to soothing music
Harry Hopper is a lovely short story which teaches children to value the importance of friendship, kindness and helping one another. The story is beautifully illustrated by Elizabeth Mayer and the audio book is narrated by Nora Kogka.
To hear the full version please use the links to anchorfm located in the 'my community' section of this web page.
Nora Koga can be contacted via https://instagram.com/norakogka_mae.foreman/
The animals on Marydale farm are all in a muddle. A fun but silly rhyming story where the animals act out of character for a whole day. Narrated by Amy Simmonds. Amy can be contacted at https://instagram.com/inkadoodledo?igshid=klicn68mth0c. Amy illustrates as well as being a voice over artist.
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