Bedtime Stories for Kids

Fun fact: March 2 is Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate our favorite activity. The day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. The day occurs each year on the birthday of beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss. 

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Bedtime Stories of this Week

Swan Princess

In a land of water and lily's grace,

Lived a princess with a gentle face.

Odette, the Swan Princess, her name so sweet,

A tale of love and a curse to defeat.

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The Wolf and the Fox

"The Wolf and the Fox" follows the adventures of two unlikely friends, a wise old wolf and a cunning fox, as they navigate through the challenges of the forest 

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The Lion King

Roar into the Pride Lands with Simba in a captivating story of courage, friendship, and the circle of life.

3 pigs

Journey through houses made of straw, sticks, and bricks in this charming story of resilience against a huffing and puffing wolf.

Little Red Riding Hood

Brave the dark woods with Little Red Riding Hood as she encounters a cunning wolf in this timeless tale of caution.

Ugly Duckling

Embrace the transformative journey of the Ugly Duckling as it discovers its true beauty.

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The Swan Princess bedtime story

Be enchanted by the story of a beautiful princess under a magical spell.


Join Cinderella on a magical journey from rags to riches as she dances her way into our hearts with the help of her fairy godmother.

Snow White

Venture into the enchanting world of Snow White, where a poisoned apple and seven delightful dwarfs await.

Charlotte's Web

Join the heartwarming friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider in this touching tale of loyalty and love.

Recently Added Bedtime Stories

wild swans

"The Wild Swans" is a captivating bedtime story that follows the adventures of Princess Eliza and her eleven brothers. 

drop of water

"The Drop of Water" is a delightful bedtime tale about Maya, a curious girl who discovers a magical water sprite named Dewdrop. 

red shoes

"The Red Shoes" is a charming bedtime story about Lily, a little girl enchanted by a magical pair of red shoes. 

fir tree

"The Fir Tree" unfolds in a magical forest, where a proud fir tree named Oliver dreams of something extraordinary. 

seven ravens

"The Seven Ravens" is a captivating fairy tale about seven brothers who are transformed into ravens by a wicked spell. 

wolf and goats

"The Wolf and the Seven Goats" is a classic folktale about a cunning wolf's attempt to deceive seven innocent goats. 

The Star Money

"The Star Money" is a heartwarming tale about a generous girl named Marie who gives away her last possession, a silver coin, to a beggar. 

The Golden Goose

"The Golden Goose" is a charming fairy tale about a young boy named Jack who trades his prized possession, a golden goose, to help a stranger in need. 

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T-Rex Danny

Join T-Rex Danny and his pals on a thrilling journey through the prehistoric world in the exciting T-Rex Danny series. In this enchanting collection of stories, young readers will follow the lovable T-Rex Danny as he embarks on captivating adventures that teach valuable lessons about friendship, unity, and the wonders of the ancient world.

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Winnie the Pooh with backpack

The Winnie-the-Pooh series is often read as bedtime stories because it is calming and relaxing. The stories are set in the Hundred Acre Wood, a peaceful and idyllic setting. The characters are lovable and relatable, and their adventures are always heartwarming and fun. 

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Fun with Emily

"Fun with Emily" is a heartwarming and comical children's series that follows the adventures of Emily, a spirited 9-year-old girl with an insatiable curiosity and a knack for finding herself in amusing predicaments. In each episode, Emily embarks on a new adventure, whether it's exploring an ancient cave, joining a talent show, or trying to build a homemade rocket. 

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Bedtime stories for a 4-year-old

Delight your 4-year-old with enchanting bedtime stories that spark their imagination and impart valuable lessons. Explore colorful adventures and heartwarming tales together. 

Bedtime stories for a 5-year-old

Engage your 5-year-old's imagination with captivating bedtime stories. From exciting adventures to gentle life lessons, our stories are tailored for their growing curiosity and wonder. 

Bedtime stories for a 6-year-old

Delight your 6-year-old with enchanting bedtime stories designed to fuel their imagination and expand their horizons. These tales are crafted to inspire, entertain, and soothe as they drift off to dreamland. 

Bedtime stories for a 7-year-old

Discover a captivating world of bedtime stories tailored for 7-year-olds. These tales ignite young imaginations, teach valuable lessons, and offer cozy companionship as your child embarks on dreamy adventures.

Bedtime stories for a 8-year-old

Dive into enchanting bedtime stories curated just for 8-year-olds. These tales are designed to spark young minds, foster a love for reading, and transport your child to captivating realms where imagination knows no bounds. 

Bedtime stories for a 9-year-old

Explore a world of bedtime adventures tailored for 9-year-olds. These stories are crafted to captivate young imaginations, ignite curiosity, and provide a cozy nighttime escape into magical realms, exciting quests, and heartwarming tales. 

Bedtime Stories

Welcome to, where dreams take flight and bedtime stories become a magical adventure. As the day winds down, and the world grows quiet, bedtime stories become a bridge between the waking hours and the realm of dreams. It's a chance for children to unwind, explore their creativity, and embark on journeys without leaving the comfort of their beds.

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ChatGPT vs Parent

In the fast-paced world of parenting, it's not uncommon to rely on online stories to keep our kids entertained while we tackle our never-ending to-do lists. As convenient as it may be, there's a crucial aspect that we shouldn't overlook – the value of actively engaging with our children during storytime.

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Forgotten Bedtime Stories

In a world where screens and gadgets dominate, there's something truly magical about the art of storytelling. Bedtime stories have a unique ability to transport young minds to whimsical worlds

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Beyond the cozy blankets and dimly lit rooms, these nightly rituals carry profound significance, especially when it comes to nurturing a child's vocabulary and language skills. Join us on a journey as we delve into the magical realm of bedtime stories and uncover the profound impact they have on the linguistic development of our young readers. 

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Welcome to, your go-to destination for enchanting bedtime stories that spark the imagination and warm the heart. We're not just here to offer you captivating tales; we're here to empower your child's journey into the world of independent reading. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of encouraging independent reading and how the bedtime stories at can be your secret weapon.

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Introducing "Read the Tale" - Where Bedtime Stories Come to Life!

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Read or listen to the BEST online collection of FREE bedtime stories for kids. Over 400 carefully crafted stories just for bedtime. Busy Dads and Moms, with just couple clicks you can find all your favorite tales and bedtime stories here to create unforgettable moments with your little ones before the land of dreams takes over. In this fast-paced world, we understand the value of quality time and the immense joy derived from sharing heartwarming stories with your precious children. That's why we are creating a collection of captivating bedtime tales that will ignite their imagination and nourish their dreams.

At Read the Tale, we believe that those precious few minutes before sleep are an extraordinary opportunity to bond with your child and foster their love for storytelling. Our website offers a delightful array of carefully crafted short stories, tailored specifically for these cherished moments. Each tale is thoughtfully designed to captivate young minds, whisking them away to magical lands and introducing them to lovable characters who will warm their hearts.

With Read the Tale, storytelling becomes effortless. Our user-friendly interface allows you to easily navigate through our vast collection with ease, selecting the ideal tale that suits your child's taste and interests. Whether it's a tale of bravery, friendship, or simply a heartwarming journey, you'll find the perfect story to ignite their imagination and lull them into a peaceful slumber.

So, dear dads and moms, embrace the magic of storytelling and create treasured memories with your little ones. Join us at Read the Tale, your companion on this extraordinary adventure of bedtime wonders. Let us be your guide as you embark on a journey that will inspire and connect your family, one story at a time.

Because in the realm of Read the Tale, dreams come alive and hearts are forever intertwined.