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Don't miss the Workbook of Values, a great selection of short stories with coloring pictures that you can download for free. The best way to enter the world of educational stories.



Stories have an incredible educational value due to the their influence on memory, but also because... children love them!
Our aim is to support and help you with this task. In this site:

  • You will find hundred of stories.
  • We will help you to teach values.
  • You can listen to a thousand audio stories.
  • Enjoy time with your children even more.
  • You will learn to tell stories.
  • We also offer you...
  • And create your own.
  • ... losts of educational resources.

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Stories for children

At Bedtime Stories, we have a great collection of short stories to educate children about values, with all sorts of characters and situations.
We offer them as a great educational resource for parents and teachers.

New stories and themes are frequently added: you will never be short of new educational stories!

Two Friends in a Little Trouble, a story about order

Once upon a time, a girl and a boy were playing together and happened upon a secret laboratory. They entered and found a mysterious machine. They pressed a button and the machine shrunk the boy to the size of a marble. The children tried to reverse this action, but couldn't do it, and couldn't find anyone to help.

The girl picked up her friend and put him in her backpack, to take him home. The backpack was very disorganised and full of all kinds of things, and the journey home was just terrible for the boy, who couldn't help but cry.

When the girl tried to get him out of the bag, things were so jumbled that she couldn't find him. After many attempts and many tears, she decided to remove every object, one by one. Thanks to this approach she finally found her friend.

Both children learnt the importance of keeping things in order, even inside a backpack. The next day they went back to the laboratory, where a nice inventor managed to return the boy to his normal size.