9 Audio Bedtime Stories for Kids from Dreams

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Last Modified 2 December 2021 First Added 11 August 2021

By Jessica Kadel

Bedtime stories are a great way to aid your child’s development and imagination, as well as help them drift off to sleep after a restless day. If you fancy reading your little one off to sleep with a bedtime story, find bedroom stories in our interactive tool which shows a great range of books for all ages and academic stages.

If you’d rather listen than read, why not make it a little easier on yourself and opt for an audio bedtime story? Our short stories for kids range from inspiring stories from Olympians to tales of various animals and their adventures. All of our below audio bedtime stories for kids are around 10 minutes or less, so you can coax a trip to the land of nod in no time!

Read more about the importance of bedtime stories here.

1. Hedgehog and the Stars

Poor hedgehog is afraid of the dark and therefore has to stay home when her hedgehog friends go out to play at night! That is until Owl helps her overcome her worries. Join hedgehog on her brave quest to face her fears in this 6-minute story read by Gavin and Stacey’s Joanna Page.

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2. Giraffe’s Big Grin

Next on our audio bedtime stories for kids is another animal-based read. Follow Giraffe, Crocodile, and their other jungle friends as they compete in the yearly ‘Big Grin-athon’. Can Giraffe beat Crocodile’s five-time championship and win the biggest grin of the jungle?

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3. Where Do the Sheep Go?

Ideal for little ones, this story combines counting with creativity and can inspire your child’s imagination. Count sheep from one to ten and find out what the sheep get up to after you’ve drifted off. This 5-minute story accompanied by tranquil music is perfect for helping kids full of energy to nod off.

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4. Teddy's Adventure

Want to teach your little ones about various nocturnal animals? Join Teddy in this 5-minute audiobook as he soars through the skies on an adventure. During his journey on a fluffy cloud, he meets all the creatures who can’t sleep, including a hedgehog, fox and bat.

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5. The Biggest Sleep of the Year

Christmas Eve is one of the best nights of the year, however, it’s hard to drift off to sleep with all the excitement. This 5-minute bedtime story tells the tale of Santa’s arrival, accompanied by some soothing music, to help your kids get some kip before the big day.

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6. Ali Jawad’s Paralympic Dreams

From woodland creatures to Paralympic powerlifters! This short bedtime story explores world-famous Paralympian Ali Jawad’s impressive career and how he achieved his dreams of becoming a powerlifter no matter what obstacles he faced.

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7. The Sleepy Sloth

Do you ever find it hard to wake up in the morning? Sloth is always so incredibly sleepy that he snoozes right through his alarm for school. Mummy Sloth decides to take matters into her own hands with some loud noises, but nothing seems to be working… Can you guess what Sloth needs to do?

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8. Log and the Elf

Jingle the Elf has a problem! He’s been chosen to ride with Santa in his sleigh on Christmas Eve, but he’s so excited he just can’t sleep. Fortunately, Jingle’s friend and sleep expert Log steps in to save the day. Log teaches Jingle all about the importance of getting enough sleep. He reveals sleep is so important that without it magic just doesn’t exist.

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9. Log and the Unicorn

Our final bedtime story for kids. Unicorn has lost his dreams! Luckily, Log knows just where to find them. Follow Log and Unicorn to a magical place where rows and rows of jars stretch up to the sky. Some jars hold songs, others mermaids – one even holds a fairy playing a drum. Can you guess what Unicorn finds when Log taps on a special jar?

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