When I think bed time story, I think short stories for kids. Short enough to finish in one sitting.
They must be soothing, calming, and easy to read kids stories with an easy plot.
Absolutely no confusion or intriguing thoughts. I want to promote sleep.
A bed time story must, absolutely, have a happy ending.
And absolutely no monsters or scary moments.
If the story has a moral or a lesson to learn - that’s ok - but, for me, it’s not an absolute.
When I think bedtime stories, I’m not concerned so much about having a lot of fun. Right now, it’s all about the quality time. It’s a quiet moment between you and your children sharing an engaging short story and promoting peaceful rest.