We all know that reading books with our kids is important. Even if it’s just a book before bed, that’s something. In our family we read throughout the day and always before bed. I gathered together all the bedtime books we have. Some we like more than others, and some we liked more when the kids were younger.
These 4 are great for younger kids, though my 3- and 4-year old still like them.
Sandra Boynton’s Night-Night, Little Pookie and The Going To Bed Book are typical of Boynton: cute pics and fun words. I Love You, Stinky Face is a conversation between mother and son before bed about all sorts of different creatures. My kids love this one. And there’s Goodnight Moon which everyone has read. I even saw a little girl at the grocery store the other day with the little bunny from the book.
Our favourites these days are Time for Bed, Baby Ted and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. Time for Bed, Baby Ted is the cute story of a boy trying to avoid getting ready for bed. Everyone can relate to bedtime battles, right? Well, the father is a smart guy and uses the son’s animal characteristics to get him ready for bed anyway. It has repetition and comedy and it’s really cute.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site isn’t just for boys! This book is about all the vehicles shutting down and going to bed. It’s a nice read with a soothing cadence, perfect for bed time.
Do you read books before bed with your child(ren)? What kinds of books are your favourite to read?