World Storytelling Day

Creating a love of reading can be encouraged through bedtime rituals. A story before bedtime can help your little one fall soundly asleep, settle and inspire a love of words and imagination. The best memories a child will make are the magical times when they read with you before sleep.

Introducing Storytime with your baby from 6 weeks old forms a special bond and ritual from the beginning. The time you spend reading together promotes bonding and helps to build your relationship.

What seems like a simple pleasure of childhood has many benefits attached to it and it is a beautiful experience taking time out each night to read to your children.

  • It aids your child to understand sounds, words and language, plus, develops early literacy skills.
  • Stories help to spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity.
  • Reading promotes your child’s brain, social skills and communication skills to develop.
  • Creating reading rituals benefits little ones getting to sleep soundly.

In honour of world story day, we asked team ergoPouch what some of their favourite stories are. We hope to pass on these books and spark little imaginations in your homes.

Andrea E-Commerce Customer Service Officer.

Rainbow Fish, for 3-6 years old. I love it!

Alina Founder.

Roald Dahl and Dr Suess were always favourites with my boys from age 4.

Amanda V Graphic and Digital Design.

My son who is three and a half has a few, as do I. Where Does a Giraffe Go to Bed? By Craig MacLean. The Cat in the Hat By Dr Suess and Noni the Pony By Alison Lester. His first favourite book was the Hungry Little Caterpillar.

Val Finance Manager.

The Rainbow Serpent an aboriginal dream time storybook by Dick Roughsey. This is our family’s preference, ideal from 5 to 7 years.

Jackie Finance and Operations Assistant.

My kids loved; That’s not my... series when they were toddlers, so many wonderful memories from when they were little.

Amanda Marketing Manager.

Both of my kids love these books, we have a love of reading in our family.

Newborn - 12 months Sleepy Koala and Sleepy Kiwi by Kat Mereweather

Age 1-2 Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell, and Llama Llama Red Pyjama by Anna Dewdney

Age 3-4 My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes - Eve Sutton and Lynley Dodd and The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson 

Age 4-5 Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae and The Lion Who Wanted to Love - Giles Andreae 

Mark Sales Manager.

Anything from Mr Men, my kids grew up on these and I loved them too.

Jess Digital Marketing Co-Ordinator.

Folk of the Faraway Tree, I loved this when I was about seven. I can’t wait to read it to my new addition when he is old enough.

With love and Sleep Wishes eP X