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bedtime story

1. A book or story that a child is read or told before going to sleep. The kids always clamor for one more bedtime story—anything to avoid having to go to sleep.
2. A lie or made-up story. I know he's telling me bedtime stories to avoid admitting his mistakes.
See also: bedtime, story

bedtime story

verb
See also: bedtime, story
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Here, the National Literacy Trust (literacytrust.org.uk) and booksellers The Book People - who found six out of 10 parents dedicate time every evening to read bedtime stories to children - outline six reasons why reading before bed is so beneficial...
org.uk) and booksellers The Book People - who have found six out of 10 parents dedicate time every evening to read bedtime stories to their children - outline six reasons why reading before bed is so beneficial...
Dixon's CBeebies Bedtime Stories slot airs at 6.50pm on May 24.
Children normally doze off when their parents tell them bedtime stories. Getting the Google Home speaker to tell them bedtime stories will not only help them sleep faster, but will also help parents who lack some sleep too.
where she reads the bedtime stories to her students.
Most bedtime stories end with tucking up in bed and going to sleep.
Evans, who was photographed in an armchair with plush versions of both animals on his lap under a blanket, -n said: "Filming CBeebies Bedtime Stories was such a pleasure - what a fun experience!
Whittaker - who will appear in the Bedtime Stories slot this Friday - said: "It is such an honour to know that families and friends will be sharing this experience with me.
Psychologists also point to the cognitive benefits for young people who are raised with bedtime stories, including higher-than-average literacy rates and an emotional connection to reading.
THE STORY OF TANTRUM O'FURRILY by Cresside Cowell, Hodder Children's Books, PS12.99 (ebook PS8.99) HHHH H CRESSIDA Cowell is best known for her How To Be A Dragon series, aimed at 8-11-year-olds, but The Story Of Tantrum O'Furrily is a picture book, suitable for younger readers and bedtime stories.
BEDTIME BAD BOY: Russell Brand stars with Adam Sandler in crazy fairytale Bedtime Stories
Bedtime Stories is a colourful, big budget family feature, which promotes the message that dreams can come true.
Washington, January 28 (ANI): British actress Kate Winslet has revealed that her two children would be baffled by her German accent when she read them bedtime stories, while practicing for her new film 'The Reader'.
"From when Laura was small she has had a bedtime story and while we don't do bedtime stories with Julia yet we are always looking at board books with her."
"Bedtime Stories" is the theme of the competition, with classes for children, teens and adults, run by the Friends of Jesmond Library.