Bedtime Stories | FREE Stories Kids Love

Short bedtime stories for kids, 5-10 minute bedtime stories, fairy tales, online story books, audio stories, and more!

Our FREE Bedtime Stories for Kids are PRAISED & RECOMMENDED BY: Scholastic, USA Today, The New York Times & Education World.

Enjoy our collection of FREE Bedtime Stories for kids:

Baba Yaga The Witch

Baba Yaga: A classic Russian Fairytale in Early Reader version. Natasha is sent deep into the forest to face the witch, Baba Yaga.

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Our Bedtime Stories Are Different

Stories to Grow By is a non-profit organization. We dedicate ourselves to providing the best treasury of stories and reader's theater scripts. Each one is kid-tested, providing children a meaningful experience that will last a lifetime.

Kid-Tested Free Bedtime Stories

All of our stories are Kid-Tested and Kid-Approved. We are the WORLD'S FIRST Kid-tested and Kid-approved collection of folktales & fairy tales. Each story is based on themes of human ethics. Our stories are diverse, non-denominational and contain themes of respect, honesty, and caring.

Stories to Grow By is the only bedtime story website that is PRAISED & RECOMMENDED BY major outlets. These include Scholastic, USA Today, The New York Times & Education World!

Read more about us and our mission HERE.

More Than Just Bedtime Stories

You will find stories you love. Stories to Grow By provides a collection of World Tales. Folktales, fairytales, fables, and more! Stories from various countries and cultures! We have you covered. View our special collection of world tales HERE.

Not Finding the Bedtime Stories You Need?

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Teaching Resources from Stories to Grow By

In addition to a great bedtime story, we also offer teaching resources! This includes over 100 free bedtime stories, fairy tales, folk tales, readers theater play scripts, and performance notes! You will find the stories and the materials you need for your classroom with Stories to Grow By.

Interactive Reader's Theater | PlayAloud

In 2023 Stories to Grow By launched PlayAloud. A PlayAloud is an interactive reader's theater destination for families and the classroom. PlayAloud is great for struggling readers, drama enthusiasts, or those who want to practice reading fluency and expression. The PlayAloud website helps to build reading confidence too! A PlayAloud is an interactive reader's theater play script. You can follow along, line by line, and listen to voice actors deliver the lines.  Check it out HERE.


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