bed time stories

@CU4799 (25)
India
February 19, 2007 7:13am CST
I have 2 daughters aged 6 and 3. Every night before they go to sleep they ask me to tell them a story. The stories should not be repeated. Where will I go for new stories every night. Most of the stories are my own imagination which has given me the guts to write a book on childrens bed time stories. Is anyone else facing the same problem?
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@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
20 Feb 07
DS has tons of books. Many are from when I was little, and lots are from my stepkids when they were little. I also buy them from book sales at libraries and garage sales. I like to borrow books from the library, and if DS really likes them, I'll buy them. I'm not too good at making up stories yet, so I love to read. DS loves it too. He has his favorites and they change every few weeks. Sometimes he'll want the same one a couple times, and others I can sneak in new books. DS is 14 months, and with older kids like yours, you can start with chapter books - even the 3 yr old will like things like Little House on the Prairie. I like classic type books and have shared them with my kids.
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• Ireland
19 Feb 07
i would say your local library. Either take out some books and get your children into the habit of seeing the book aswell as just listening to you from your own imagination. Or just read some childrens stories in the library and tell them to the children without reading it to them. But reading to them and letting them see the pictures is good for them too.
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19 Feb 07
What is wrong with repeating bedtime stories? Between the age of 2-3 both my daughters liked having the same few books every night or the same one for several weeks. It is good for them to have something familiar sometimes. For my 5 year old we read longer books like The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton or Roald Dahl books so they take a couple of weeks to get through so you don't have to buy so many.
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@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
I always read to my children when they were smaller too although they didn't mind if some of them were repeated as they all had their favorites. I think it's great that you are going to write children's bedtime stories! I always bought tons of books when my kids were younger or we'd visit the library for some new finds. Good luck!
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• Canada
20 Feb 07
It is around this age when we moved into chapter books. I may be harder for the three year old to follow the story, but the 6 year old is definitely ready. There are lots of really great chapter books out now - the classics like Narnia or Charlottes Web, and some good new ones like Geronimo Stilton or the Treehouse books.