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Tips, tricks, and information to help you tackle life with a 4-8-year-old.

7 Easy Steps to the Perfect Bedtime Routine

By Jacob Merkley on February 23, 2021

Putting kids down for bed can be a struggle. Wanting another drink of water, crying, screaming, wanting another drink of water, throwing tantrums, needing a snack, wanting another drink of water—you..
Humpty Dumpty Original

By Story Tyke Team on March 27, 2021

At the very top of the hay-mow in the barn, the Speckled Hen had made her nest, and each day for twelve days she had laid in it a pretty white egg. The Speckled Hen had made her nest in this out-of-the…
Jack and the Beanstalk Original

By Story Tyke Team on March 23, 2021

Once upon a time there lived a poor widow and her son Jack. One day, Jack’s mother told him to sell their only cow. Jack went to the market and on the way he met a man who wanted to buy his cow. Jack..
Princess-and-the-Pea

By Story Tyke Team on March 4, 2021

There was once a Prince who wished to marry a Princess; but then she must be a real Princess. He travelled all over the world in hopes of finding such a lady; but there was always something wrong….
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

By Story Tyke Team on February 25, 2021

Jacob Merkley is the Founder and CEO of Story Tyke. He is the proud husband to the girl he met in an elevator and father to three kids under six. Once upon a time, a princess named Snow White lived…
Four Starter Stories

By Jacob Merkley on February 17, 2021

You come home after a long day at work, you help with dinner, put on PJ’s, brush teeth, and then you hear the inevitable question… “Mom/Dad will you tell me a story?” If you are anything like me, I…
Cinderella - A Clasic Tale

By Story Tyke Team on March 6, 2021

The wife of a rich man fell sick, and as she felt that her end was drawing near, she called her only daughter to her bedside and said, “Dear child, be good and pious, and then the good God will alwa…
10 Reasons Why Storytelling is Important

By Jacob Merkley on February 16, 2021

Parents, I know you are busy. I know you are stressed at the end of the day. Getting your child (or children) through the bedtime routine is daunting some nights. It can feel like a chore, and by t…
Hansel and Gretel

By Story Tyke Team on February 27, 2021

Next to a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and his two children. The boy’s name was Hansel and the girl’s name was Gretel. He had but little to eat, and once, when a great …
5 Storytelling Secrets

By Jacob Merkley on March 2, 2021

If you are looking to help your child go to bed with a grin on their face, storytime is the way to go. Storytime embodies so much of what is right about growing up. It’s fun, and it’s engaging; it…
Technology and Parent-Child Bonding

By Jacob Merkley on February 16, 2021

The parent-child relationship is one of the most important relationships we form in life. Researchers have long since studied this relationship to understand its impact on a child’s lifespan develop..
Three Little Pigs

By Story Tyke Team on March 25, 2021

Once upon a time, there were three little pigs and the time came for them to leave home and seek their fortunes. Before they left, their mother told them “Whatever you do, do it the best that you…

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