Bedtime is great time to read with your baby before they go to sleep. It is never too early to start reading to your child, even when they are in the womb. It’s okay if they will not understand the book, but as an infant, sitting down to read with your child is a great bonding time between mother and baby. It also opens up the child to enjoying reading before they are actually able to read. But what books should you read with your children? There are so many books that you can, as long as you are reading. But if you want to get your child involved with the books, these are some great books that can help you engage your child in the book because of the illustrations:
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I Love You Just Like This by Lilliane Jaine
This book expresses a love between a parent and a child using the Sesame Street characters.
Duck and Goose: Colors! By Tad Hills
A great duo for toddlers and in this book, they go through pointing out all of the colors vividly.
Rock-A-Bye Romp by Linda Ashman
This is a great book for going to sleep because of its patterns with rhymes. It has the baby going on an adventure that leads straight back to his mother’s arms.
Hoot Hoot by Nosy Crow
This book has big flaps to lift and brightly colored illustrations
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
This adorable book shows your little construction worker how to tuck themselves in at night.
Little Owls Night by Divya Srinivasan
A great little book that teachers a simple lesson that nighttime is the right time. The Little Owl and friends have fun in the late hours of the night.
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
A great little book about a baby llama who wants his mama but she reminds him that she is near and still loves him.
Sleep Like A Tiger by Mary Logue
A bedtime story about a princess who does not want to go to sleep and her parents don’t make her but tell her about how great a tiger is when it goes to sleep. She eventually decides to go to sleep on her own too.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
A classic goodnight story where the rabbit says goodnight to everything in it’s bedroom.
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
In this book the watchful owl watches all the other animals go to sleep. It shows the different ways some animals sleep : standing up, huddle together or with their eyes open!