“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” –Dr Seuss
When we read to our children, there are a huge number of benefits such as helping to promote brain development and imagination, teaching our children about language and emotions and it can strengthen your relationship with your child just to name a few.
In relation to bedtime, reading bedtime stories as part of your child’s consistent and predictable bedtime routine becomes a much-loved wind-down time to prepare your little ones in getting ready for bed. Not only do they relish in having their parents’ full, undivided attention, it is a great addition to their bedtime routine which reinforces the strong signal that sleep is just around the corner.
You may have your own favorites, but if you were wanting some more ideas on some true classics, here is a list of our family’s bedtime favorites.