5 minute very short bedtime stories and fairytales for kids

In this section we feature a selection of quick calming reads from Tardy’s friends at Book Dash.

These lovely little illustrated 5 minute bedtime stories are perfect reads to help you get your child or children to sleep. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Why Bird Sing at Dawn
Why Bird Sing at Dawn Drought has struck Happy-Land, and Mama Birdie …
A very busy day!
A very busy day! Today is a very busy day. Come to …
I’m the colour of honey
I'm the colour of honey Is that your teacher? Is that your …
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The Dream Pillow – short bedtime stories for kids
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Welcome to our collection of short bedtime stories. Please also check out our separate fairytales section

Short Bedtime Stories with Tardy

5 minute short bedtime stories with Book Dash

In South Africa the need more reads for children, but they cost too much purchased from publishers. The cheapest books have no publisher – then the only cost is printing. So our participants do the work of publishers in a single day. After that, anyone can get print runs sponsored and put finished books into the hands of children.

Book Dash believe every child should own a hundred books by the age of five. In South Africa, that means giving 600 million free books to children who could never afford to buy them. Every day we lose, more children grow up unable to read and write well, and to enjoy the worlds that books open up.

We hope you enjoy these short bedtime stories for kids! 🙂