Today I want to share our bedtime tradition with you.
Our bedtime routine starts with everyone brushing their teeth and putting on their pyjamas,
but instead of climbing into bed straight away, we close the blinds and gather around a candle on the floor where we then share stories.
We call this a campfire.
For such a long time people have gathered around fires to celebrate, share and be together,
so for our campfire we picked a variation of a Circle Of Friends candle holder.
The story we tell is usually the same story every day for about a week, because it comforts children to hear the same story often.
We don’t read the stories from a book but rather tell it, just like you would tell a story around a real campfire. Storytelling is such an old tradition, and it is a real art.
It might feel a bit difficult at first, but keep trying and it will get easier.
Sharing stories around the campfire makes bedtime a time to look forward to, and the time spent in the darkened room around a warm glowing candle makes everyone just sleepy enough to fall asleep quickly once they have been tucked into bed.
Do you tell stories in your home? What’s your favourite fairytale? (We’re always looking for new stories to share!)
Have a lovely day!