Sweet Dreams…. Bedtime Stories with Oldham Council Libraries (0-6 years old)

Sharing books with your baby or child at bedtime is a fun and loving experience. Ending the day with a story and a cuddle will help your child settle down for a peaceful night’s sleep. 

Join Wee Willie Winkie on a journey to the land of nod.  Come along in your pyjamas and enjoy bedtime stories and lullabies. These free sessions are great fun and an ideal way to develop a relaxing bedtime reading routine. Remember to bring along your teddy or favourite cuddly toy! 

Bedtime stories take place at Oldham, Failsworth, Limehurst, Fitton Hill, Chadderton, Crompton, Royton, Uppermill and Lees 

  • Monday 18 July 6pm, Oldham Library
  • Monday 22 August 6pm, Oldham Library

Top tips for sharing books at bedtime

  • Include stories at bedtime as part of your regular bedtime routine - start off at bath time, try bath books or rhymes like Row Row Row your Boat or 5 Little Ducks
  • Choose your books together or even better, let your child choose the books they want you to share with them - it will make them feel involved. Don’t worry if your child wants to read the same book again and again, children love revisiting familiar books. 
  • Books with rhyme and repetition are great as they introduce children to the rhythm and rhyme of language, which not only helps your child to develop good language skills but this will also help later when they are learning to read. These books are also good for joining in!
  • Choose a  quiet, cosy place where there are no distractions so you can settle down closely together for this special bonding time
  • Use funny or silly voices to make books really come alive! Encourage your child to join in too.
  • Don’t forget to brush teeth as part of their bed time routine. Sing! Singing a little tune while you brush your child’s teeth will make it feel like a game  'This is how we brush our teeth, brush our teeth, brush our teeth'       
  • Finally and most importantly…have fun! Remember this is your special time to enjoy together.