Bedtime Books for Kids

| June 12, 2014 | 17 Comments

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Do you read books before bed with your child(ren)? What kinds of books are your favourite to read?

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Kamerine has been blogging for 10 years, the past four and a half as a mom. She has a 4.5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter who was born at home with only her husband there to help. Completely transformed by that experience Kamerine is now working as a birth doula. She will be writing about her experiences parenting two young children, books her and her children love, and things to do in the city. Author's website.

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  1. KD says:

    We just read Night-Night Little Pookie before bed last night! We also read a non-fiction book about beavers from the library.

  2. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    All great bedtime books! A few I don’t recognize so I will have to go check them out at some point. Reading with kids is so important!

  3. Brenda A says:

    We have read most of these and they are well loved. Good Night, Good Night Construction site is also available with a CD and my girls loved it!

  4. Cate B says:

    My son is really into the Mercer Mayer series, as well as the classic Disney books (Thumper, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty…); my daughter loves Posy & Pip books, Good night moon, and Nighty Night, Sleepy Sleeps.

  5. Maria Medeiros says:

    Lovely book selection! I read to my little girl “I love you because you’re you” ­čśÇ

  6. kathy downey says:

    Reading with kids is so very important,it opens up a whole new world to them.Some of these books i have not heard but will be sure to check them out.Thanks

  7. Victoria Ess says:

    Goodnight moon is a great one!

  8. Jennifer says:

    We love to read any book that we can sing!

  9. Suzie M says:

    I love these books wish my kids were still little

  10. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I love you forever by Robert Munch is our favourite.

  11. Aimee Robison says:

    My boys love Good Night Moon. Some of the other books, I have never heard of, and will have to check them out. Thank you for the great blog post.

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    yes, I read to my children when they were little. I encouraged them to read as I think it’s so important for their future. One of mine was obviously a bit lazy with reading – the older children were allowed to keep their light on for an extra 30 mins but only if they were reading. Of course I had to check to make sure that’s what they were up to and lo and behold my oldest daughter had got her year younger sister to read to her!

  13. Marina M. says:

    Goodnight, goodnight construction site is a great book for boys. We like it.

  14. kathy downey says:

    I love reading these books

  15. kathy downey says:

    We also read a non-fiction book about animals

  16. kathy downey says:

    Goodnight, goodnight construction site is a great book for boys & girls because my granddaughter love it.

  17. kathy downey says:

    I find some books can excite kids and its hard to them to sleep with stick with books that calm them

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