bedtime story


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bedtime story

n.
A story that is read or told to a child just before bedtime.

bed′time sto`ry


n.
a story told to a child at bedtime.
[1885–90]
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'READING a regular bedtime story to children is a simple activity that encourages children to enjoy books and gets them into good reading habits that will set them up for the future," says Judith Parke from the National Literacy Trust (NLT).
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An elementary school principal from Beaumont, Texas has gone the extra mile for her young students by reading books on Facebook, to make sure they have a bedtime story for the night.
But there was no telling off from teachers as it was all part of the school's successful evening bedtime story sessions.
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Clinical psychologist Dr Aliya Afta talking to private news channel lamented the issue, said the culture bedtime story is dying out as modern parents never read their young children a story at night.
In fact, it's a bedtime story within a bedtime story, and sees a stray cat called Tantrum O'Furrily tell her three hungry kittens a tall tale before they settle down to their night time milk.
A report aired by a private news channel said, as the childhood tradition of a bedtime story is in serious peril, parents are not making the time to read to their children at the end of the working day and stop reading to them at too young an age.