Reading can be a primer for a restful night of sleep for little ones. Choosing serene read-alouds not only establishes a nighttime routine for your child (cuing them that it's time to doze off), but it can help lull them off to sleep with rhythmic prose and whimsical illustrations. As a bonus, your child will get to boost their language and reading skills before bed.
A consistent bedtime routine that includes reading books together can be a grounding experience for both you and your child, allowing you to bond and create precious memories that will last a lifetime.
Plus, choosing from a wide variety of books to read every night adds novelty to a structured bedtime routine. Stories with sweet messages can promote positive feelings right before a restful slumber. Cuddle up with your child and read Love You By Heart — a picture book that celebrates the warmth of love. Meanwhile, your child will enjoy seeing a familiar face in the board book, Clifford's Bedtime. In this relatable story, Clifford brainstorms the many ways he can postpone bedtime, but eventually falls asleep and has sweet dreams.
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