Unleash Your Child’s Imagination
RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX AT 6 PM
Every night, Sunday through Thursday, one of our unique stories will be delivered right to your inbox. Pull up the email and share the story with ease.
SAVING YOU TIME
As a busy parent, you don’t have extra time to browse online or download apps to come up with a new story to tell. Enjoy new bedtime stories with just a few clicks.
WE WRITE, YOU TELL
Can’t come up with a new story to tell? We have you covered with our original bedtime stories that are fun, engaging, and ready to unleash your child’s imagination.
HELPING YOUR CHILD LEARN
Studies show that storytelling (without images) improves literacy skills, creative thinking, and memory recall for children.
Add it to Your Curriculum
Our service was initially created to help parents and children bond more at bedtime. But it can also serve as a fun and engaging educational activity for homeschooling parents.
We believe that every child needs a chance to explore their imagination while living in a highly visual, digital world. Imagination time is extremely healthy for the development of children and in a world with increasing technology, we wanted to promote more imagination time without visuals, screens, and images.
By adding Story Tyke to your homeschool curriculum (at bedtime or during the day) you will help your children improve literacy skills, sharpen their listening comprehension, improve attention span, and enhance memory recall.
What Parents Are Saying
“I love the easy, short stories. I cannot think of anything more convenient than opening up my email and seeing a fresh new story waiting for us. I think it is important to have an intentional moment to wind down and connect with my kids and Story Tyke helps me do that.”
“My daughter does ask for the stories and is usually able to tell me the ‘moral’. She looks forward to having me read the stories to her and they are entertaining to read. I think the stories have been well-written for the audience they are geared for.”
“This has become part of our bedtime routine, and our kids won’t go to sleep until they hear their bedtime story! It’s a great way to send your child off to sleep. It’s soothing, it’s a great bonding experience, and it’s building a child’s imagination which I think is very important.”
“What do I love most about Story Tyke? I love the new stories, great content, and ease of not having to research to find the stories.”
“I love that the kids get to use their imagination with the stories instead of seeing the pictures in a book. It’s the last thing we do before lights out.”
“I enjoy the ingenuity of the stories. I also enjoy that the stories often teach good morals. The nicest thing, though, is knowing I will have new story material to read my son if I need it. I love reading stories with my son, and Story Tyke allows me to have a supply of stories on a wide variety of subjects to help spark his imagination and improve his vocabulary.”
“It’s a great resource with fresh stories delivered right to my email inbox. I don’t think I would change anything about the service! I may not be the best source for you because I only have my grandson when they’re visiting from out of town, but I really like the concept.”
“My favorite thing about the Story Tyke experience is the clever stories and the conversation I am having with my kids. I have enjoyed adding imagination and story telling back into our traditions. We were good at it with our older kids, but it gets busier and details like that fall off.”
“I don’t think I would change anything about your service. I am connecting with my child on another level and it provides a new creativity channel and increased imagination time.”
“I have six kids. When my kiddos are finally in bed I read to them to help fall asleep. I love having new stories every night and not having to try and find new stories. You guys are doing great and I will be referring all my friends.”
“I like that my son is able to imagine the characters, rather than rely on pictures. I also like the opportunities for discussion throughout the stories. Usually, my son picks out the same books to read. This gives us the chance to read something different every night.”
“I love the variations on common tales and thoughtful questions. Story Tyke gives me new stories for my kids. They listen and are attentive.”
“I use Story Tyke so I can have quality time with my son and don’t have to make up stories cause I suck at it!”
For homeschooling parents, just like you.
Bedtime Stories Made Easy
Jacob Merkley, Founder & CEO
“As a busy parent, my real job starts when I get home from work. I help prepare dinner, get the kids in their pajamas, and then read books to them. At the end of this routine, my oldest daughter asks, “Daddy will you tell me a story?” On one specific night, she asked me for a NEW story. After a long day, I was mentally drained. Coming up with an original story seemed too difficult.
So, I did what any modern parent would do… I searched on Google to find a story to read out loud. Unfortunately, I found poorly designed websites, confusing apps, ads all over, and too many stories to choose from. I searched for twenty minutes to find a story that would work, but by the time I did, my daughter was fast asleep! Unfortunately, I had missed a crucial bonding moment in my daughters life.
Story Tyke removes the need to search for the right story to tell. No more searching online or in apps. No more struggling to come up with a fresh idea. Instead, grab your phone, pull up your email, and every night, Sunday through Thursday, you’ll find a new story delivered to your inbox at 6 PM.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Reading helps children visualize the world; storytelling unlocks the imagination.
Yes. Our service was created initially to help parents and children bond more at bedtime. But it can also serve as a fun and engaging educational activity for homeschooling parents. Story Tyke is helping busy parents bring back the old traditional storytelling experience but in a modern way.
Storytelling (without images) improves literacy skills, creative thinking, and memory recall for children. With our added ‘Tyke Time’ questions throughout the stories, you can have conversations that teach high morals and educational points. Whether you tell the story at bedtime or build it into your homeschool curriculum during the day, you will love the easier storytelling experience and increased bonding time through a fun activity.
No! Our bedtime story subscription is free forever!
We have learned that four-to-eight year olds are the most engaged in a bedtime story. They are also the most likely age group to ask for a story. We have written our stories for this specific age group.
When it comes to imagination time, children should be allowed to explore the world through stories and characters that are fun and engaging and not political in nature. We write stories that all children will enjoy—regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender.
As an organization, our goal is to provide content to parents and children without forcing our own personal political viewpoints. In effect, we want to stay as neutral as possible regarding controversial topics. We believe that everyone is equal, which is why we do not promote any gender, race, or ethnicity above any other. Our stories will promote good moral standards, teach life lessons, and help children have a fun imaginative experience. We leave it up to the parents to teach their own children beyond the scope of our bedtime stories.
As a courtesy, we do provide 1-2 images inside our newsletter as a launch point for kids to start the imagination process. Where possible, we strive to be inclusive of gender and race in these images.
We have a few different types: original stories, traditional twists (think Spinderella vs. Cinderella), educational stories, and customized ones where you can insert your children’s names to make the story more engaging.
No we don’t. Part of our solution is removing the need to search for a bedtime story. That includes searching online and in apps. Instead, we deliver a story right to the app that you use daily: your email. Telling a story is as easy as clicking on the email that you receive from us.
You should receive your first story at 6 p.m. between 24-48 hours after sign up. We have parents around the world using Story Tyke, so we have a 24-hour delivery cycle ongoing. We’ll add you to the next delivery cycle as soon as it begins. Please check your spam or junk folder and move us to your primary inbox to ensure you get our stories. If you don’t receive your first story, please email our team at email@example.com
For homeschooling parents, just like you.
Give the Gift of Imagination