Bedtime stories are made easy with the FREE Story Tyke subscription. Get original stories for kids delivered via email! Simply grab your phone & tell the story!
I am NOT a good storyteller and my kids can attest to it. When they were small and would ask me to tell them a story, it usually consisted of some lame story that ended up being some sort of rendition of something that happened from our day, with the kids names swapped out, of course. By the end of the day I was so tired, I didn’t have the brain power to be creative. Sadly, it got to the point where my kids actually stopped asking me to tell them stories! That is why I wish I had Story Tyke when my kids were little!
Storytime Made Easy / Bedtime Stories for Kids
What exactly is Story Tyke? Let me tell you about the gem of a resource I’ve discovered!! Story Tyke is a FREE bedtime story subscription designed for busy parents who struggle to come up with new story ideas for their children. This definitely sounds like me when my kids were young!
With a Story Tyke subscription, there’s no need to try to come up with a story to tell your kids. You don’t have to prepare anything ahead of time. There’s no need to search for the misplaced storybook that you really don’t like reading from because the stories are so incredibly long. (Yes, I’m speaking from experience.)
The brilliant folks behind Story Tyke deliver an original story directly to your email inbox at 6pm every school night. That’s right, every Sunday through Thursday evening you’ll have a short bedtime story right at your fingertips! Just grab your phone and start reading!
The Mission Behind Story Tyke
I appreciate when I find a company and their mission / purpose aligns with my personal views.
“We believe that every child needs a chance to explore their imagination while living in a highly visual, digital world. Imagination time is extremely healthy for the development of children and in a world with increasing technology, we wanted to promote more imagination time without visuals, screens, and images.” –Story Tyke
I so, totally, agree with this 100%! This is why I chose to give my kids building blocks when they were younger rather than digital toys. I often found that they had more fun with an empty box because playing with it allowed their imaginations soar! And, you know, Story Tyke gets it!
Encouraging Imagination & Creative Thinking Skills
Have you ever been so engrossed in a book that you thought you were watching it on tv? The characters come alive and the action of the story seems real in your mind’s eye.
That has happened to me and that is one of the reasons that I loved using audio books in the car when my kids were younger. They got to use their imaginations (because there were no pictures to look at) and the characters became real to them in their minds.
Story Tyke follows this same premise! Storytelling without images not only enhances a child’s imagination and creative thinking, but it also improves literacy skills and memory recall for young children.
Plus, with ‘Tyke Time’ questions sprinkled throughout the stories, parents are able to not only tell the story, but engage in conversations with the child. Plus, this is also a great way for parents to educate and incorporate high morals.
Storytelling Made Easy
Story Tyke truly is helping busy parents when it comes to bedtime stories! They are bringing back the old traditional storytelling experience, but in a much more modern way, a way that doesn’t require additional creativity on my part.
It doesn’t even require a trip to the library! Just grab your phone! It’s that easy!
But, if you don’t like the idea of reading the story from your phone, no problem! You have the option of easily printing the stories and reading them to your children as well!
Not ONLY Bedtime Stories
Although the concept of Story Tyke is predominately about increasing parent-child bonding at bedtime, homeschoolers can easily utilize the stories to complement most any homeschool curriculum and have story time at ANY time of the day! Who says story time has to be right before bed?!?
Free Bedtime Stories
Did I mention that Story Tyke is 100% free? Yep, you read that right, FREE bedtime stories delivered via email! Storytelling doesn’t get much easier than that!
Whether you tell the stories at bedtime or incorporate them into your homeschool curriculum during the day, you will love the convenience of being able to tell quality stories to tell your kids whenever you or they want!
BONUS: And, for my fellow exhausted moms, it doesn’t require additional creative brain power. Just grab your phone!
Are you ready for an easier storytelling experience and increased bonding time with your child? Sign up for Story Tyke today!
This post was originally published on February 11, 2021.