Olympic & Paralympic Bedtime Stories to Inspire Young Children

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Last Modified 9 July 2021 First Added 9 July 2021

By Letara Buckley

Youngsters tend to love when you read them a bedtime story. Reading before bed can help them to relax and feel safe before drifting off into a peaceful slumber. It’s also a lovely way to practise invaluable bonding time between you and your child. Find out more about the importance of bedtime reading for children here. If you’re looking for new storybooks to read, our Bedtime Story Finder has plenty of popular reads.

With Tokyo 2020 approaching and as the Official Sleep Partner for Team GB and ParalympicsGB, Dreams has created a series of inspiring bedtime story animations featuring some of their Dreams Team athlete ambassadors as charming illustrated characters. You might recognise Team GB’s Laura Kenny and Jade Jones, plus ParalympicsGB’s Ali Jawad and Jordanne Whiley. The read-along animations take you through their journeys from being determined children to becoming successful, professional athletes. What’s more inspiring than an Olympian or Paralympian? They are proof that if you sleep well, work hard, and believe in yourself, you can always follow your dreams.

Enjoy these 5-minute bedtime stories with your little ones and have them dreaming big too. They’re available as audiobooks, readable PDF downloads, and YouTube videos.

Laura Kenny

Laura Kenny

Since she was a young girl, Laura Kenny dreamt of being a Team GB cyclist.
She’d spent her days practising on her bike, and her nights dreaming of gold medals.

Follow her exciting adventure as Laura proved to the world and to herself, that with enough hard work, sleep, and belief, Dreams really can come true.

Listen here: Spotify / Apple Music

Read here: PDF file

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Ali Jawad

Ali Jawad

From a very early age, Ali Jawad never let his disability get in his way.
And with the help of his friends, family, and a very special coach, he followed his dreams and became a Paralympic powerlifter.

Ali’s story is like no other.
He’s shown the world that no matter what obstacles you face, if you sleep well, work hard, and believe in yourself, you can always achieve your dreams.

Listen here: Spotify / Apple Music

Read here: PDF file

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Jade JonesJade Jones

When Jade Jones’ grandad introduced her to Taekwondo, her life changed forever.
She found a sport that made her believe she could do anything.

As she got older and stronger, she learned that when you put your mind to it, and you get a good night’s sleep, you can achieve all your goals, and even win shiny gold medals!

Discover Jade’s Taekwondo adventure as she travels the world to follow her dreams.

Listen here: Spotify / Apple Music

Read here: PDF file

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Jordanne Whiley

Jordanne Whiley

At the young age of 14, Jordanne Whiley became a wheelchair tennis champion.
From there, she chased her dreams wherever they took her.
From Wimbledon, London, Rio and now to Tokyo.

Follow Jordanne’s exciting journey, as she battles against the odds, proving that even when times are tough, as long as you sleep well and work hard, you can always achieve your dreams.

Listen here: Spotify / Apple Music

Read here: PDF file

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