It’s the end of the day, desert has been served, teeth have been brushed and now it’s time to take your little one to bed. Bedtime stories are a time where a parent can escape with their child to a far off place. Here are 10 books that parents love to read:
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein- A book about a young boy and his relationship with a tree and it’s progression over the years. This one will definitely tug at your heart.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown- A sweet bedtime story about a bunny on his way to falling asleep. The soft words and delicate rhymes are almost like a lullaby for children.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak- A classic that most parents read as child about a misbehaving boy named Max and his made up world. If the story doesn’t capture your child’s attention the graphics will, the artwork is beautiful.
Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf- One of the older classics, this tale is about a bull that would rather enjoy the little things in life than fight with other bulls. A great life lesson for your children on staying true to oneself than doing what others think you should be doing.
Guess How Much I love You by Sam McBratney- A baby bunny and a daddy bunny show each other how much they love each other by sweetly battling who loves the other more. Some bunny loves you.
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams- An adored classic of a toy rabbit’s search to become real with the love of his little boy owner is an everlasting, cherished story. Your kid will be holding his/her stuffed animal a little tighter tonight.
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch- Your child may not understand why this book causes you to tear up, but a parent does. A mother sings the same lullaby to her child through years, only to have the child return the same lullaby many years later.
How Does A Dinosaur Say Goodnight? By Jane Yolen- This book is about a silly and colorful little dinosaur that catches the flu and needs to rest. A very light-hearted and fun read for your little one before bedtime.
Are you my Mother? By P.D. Eastman- A story about a baby bird that is hatched while his mother is away from the nest. Throughout the book, the baby bird sets out to find his mother asking all walks of life “Are you my mother?” A great read for your youngest. Show More Show Less
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle: A colorful book about a little caterpillar eating his way through the book to become a big and beautiful butterfly. This is a simple and short read to get your child in bed, asleep and fast.
So grab a few of these classics and read them to your little one. You will be surprised that your childhood favorites will become your child’s beloved. Start reading and don’t forget not to let the bed bugs bite!Taken From Babysitting Jobs