These bedtime stories about friendship, are sure to inspire children to look for kind friends, and also be a kind friend (and not become a bully). The benefits of bedtime stories are immense for both children and parents. In the modern age of TV and computers, the ancient ritual of sending a child to sleep with a story is ideal to create some quiet time, which can help you both nod off earlier.
- The Go-Away Bird is a gorgeous story of friendship, for children to learn about working together. ‘The Go-Away bird sat up in her nest, with her fine grey wings and her fine grey crest’. One by one, the other birds fly into her tree – wanting to talk or to play. But the Go-Away Bird just shakes her head, and sends them all away. But then the dangerous ‘Get-You’ bird comes along. And she soon realises that she might need some friends after all…..
- A Home for Bird is a story with a surprising twist. Vernon the toad is foraging for interesting things, when he comes across a small blue bird. He talks to Bird, who says nothing. He introduces him to his friends and takes him places, but Bird says nothing. ‘Bird is shy’, thinks Toad, ‘but a good listener’.
- Stick and Stone is a lovely little book with a pretty tan & blue design, and a subtle anti-bullying message. When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair became fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favour?
- Samson in the Snow is the tale of a big friendly woolly mammoth, who encounters a little red bird, who is looking for yellow flowers for her mouse friend. As she flies off with the flowers, Samson wonders what it must be like to have a friend. He wonders this for so long, he falls asleep – and wakes up to a world covered in snow. In the midst of a blizzard, Samson finds and shelters the little red bird and flower-loving mouse, in a tender tale of unexpected friendship.