Best Bedtime Books For Toddlers
The brief quiet time before bed, away from all the chaos of the day, is the best time to interact with your little ones. It brings a sense of intimacy and closeness between parents and kids, which in turn helps the child feel more secure and loved. A great way to make it more enjoyable and warm is to include a routine of bedtime reading. It also establishes a relaxing environment to help your child settle for better sleep. Here is a list of bedtime books which can ensure some lovely cuddle times for you and your little one:
👶Best 6 Bedtime Books For Toddlers👶
If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Withford Paul
‘If Animals Kissed Good Night‘ is the sweetest book you can buy for your early reader/ toddler. It has wonderful illustrations and fun rhymes which makes it a perfect bedtime routine book. In this adorable book, a mother and her child imagines how animals kiss their offspring goodnight as humans do, from a slow kiss between a sloth and her cub to a mud-happy kiss from a hippo calf.
Snuggle up Sleepy Ones by Claire Freedman
Another great bedtime book for anyone who loves animals. In this book, all the baby animals, from little hippos to the mischievous monkeys, are snuggling down along with their families for the night. The book has beautiful illustrations of wild animals which showcases the love of families. The fun rhymes at the end of each page is another highlight of the book.
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
It’s a sweet story of a baby Llama who is put to bed by his Mama Llama. Baby Llama immediately starts worrying once mama goes downstairs to finish her chores. His whining slowly turns into hollers and he throws a lot of llama drama. Finally, Mama comes back and reassures him with a sweet message that she is always near even when not present there. It has cute illustrations which cover a wide range of emotions. It’s a great book to reassure kids to not worry when parents are not around.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight moon is a highly acclaimed book published in 1947. Yes! 1947! It’s a classic and has been there for generations. In this book, a small rabbit says goodnight to all the familiar things around in a green room. Illustrations are very simple, and there is this tiny mouse that changes its place on each page. The repeating rhymes in the book help to get your little bunny to slowly fall into sleep.
Goodnight, I Love You by Caroline Jayne Church
Caroline Jayne Church is a best-selling children’s book author and her books don’t need any introduction. This one is cute, but a short bedtime story which is absolutely perfect for early readers. It explains the bedtime routine of a boy and a girl through cute and beautiful illustrations. This one would be a cute ‘new-baby’ gift too.
The Going-to-bed Book by Sandra Boynton
It’s a fun bedtime book with funny and whimsical illustrations of animals getting ready for bed. It’s a great book to get the kids ready for bedtime. Many have criticised how the animals go to exercise after a bath. But, that’s the fun and spontaneity of the book. It’s that silliness and randomness which makes this a favourite for many kids.
These are some of our favourite picks for bedtime. There are endless books out there to help your child to love and explore reading. Reading is the best thing you can teach a child to improve their knowledge as well as creativity. As the famous Dr.Seuss says, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go😉.”
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Aswathy Gopalakrishnan, a software engineer turned blogger, is a mother of an adorable toddler boy, her little star.
On her blog lifewithmylittlestar.com, she writes light-hearted stories from her life and her stay-at-home motherhood journey.
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