Bedtime Books for Kids
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.
We just read Night-Night Little Pookie before bed last night! We also read a non-fiction book about beavers from the library.
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!
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!
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.
Lovely book selection! I read to my little girl “I love you because you’re you” 😀
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
Goodnight moon is a great one!
We love to read any book that we can sing!
I love these books wish my kids were still little
I love you forever by Robert Munch is our favourite.
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.
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!
Goodnight, goodnight construction site is a great book for boys. We like it.
I love reading these books
We also read a non-fiction book about animals
Goodnight, goodnight construction site is a great book for boys & girls because my granddaughter love it.
I find some books can excite kids and its hard to them to sleep with stick with books that calm them