Saturday, March 7, 2015

Calming Bedtime Books



We love books whether during the day or at bedtime.  However, I'm a bit more selective when it comes to bedtime stories.  Of course I want my daughter to enjoy the book but at the same time I prefer ones that have a softer 'tone.'  I tend to act out the story, so to speak, by using different voices when I read so I don't want a book where there is alot of excitement.  I'll save those for during the day!

If you're looking for calming books at bedtime here are some of our favorites:

1. You're All My Favorites by Sam McBratney


2. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney


3. Whose Bay Am I? by John Butler


4. Hush, Little Ones by John Butler


5. Won't You Be My Kissaroo? by Joanne Ryder


6. Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton


7. The Going To Bed Book by Sandra Boynton


8. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and other favorite bedtime rhymes (THIS is our absolute favorite) by Sanja Rescek

My daughter never makes it to the end of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and usually dozes off somewhere in the middle.

All of these books have such a sweet 'tone' to them and really help set the mood for bedtime.

What are some of your favorite bedtime stories?  Share in the comments below or visit our Facebook page.









30 comments:

  1. I will be honest, I have never heard of any of these, but they all look super cute. We do have some Sandra Boynton though. My daughter's favorite is Steam Train Dream Train. Or maybe it is mommy's favorite. :-)

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    1. We've had some for awhile but a few others like the Won't you Be My Kissaroo we just picked up at our last library visit and it has become a favorite!

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  2. Guess How Much I Love You makes my heart melt every time we read it. And my daughter loves that Twinkle Little Star one too. This would be a great post to link up at the Kid Lit Blog Hop which goes live the first and third Wednesday of every month. I'd love to have you pop over to sparkandpook.com to link up.

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    1. Tiffiny, those are 2 of our favorites also! If I really want my daughter out fast the Twinkle Little Star does it every time, lol! I will stop by the link up, thanks for invite!

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  3. We love the two Sandra Boynton books you mention :)

    One of our favourite bedtime stories is Time for Bed, Fred! by Yasmeen Ismail.

    Hopping over from the #Thoughtfulspotbloghop

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    1. Hi Catherine! Gotta love Sandra Boynton books. Thanks for the heads up on Time for Bed, Fred - on our library list for next visit!

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  4. never heard of Will you be my kissaroo

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    1. Came across on accident at one of our library visits and it was very sweet!

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  5. I always loved reading those stories where the character falls asleep at the end! Some favourites here in your list! Thanks for sharing with the Kid lit blog Hop.

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    1. Me too Marjorie! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Some great books here, several we own. We'll have to check out the "Kissaroo" one though, sounds so cute!

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    1. Kissaroo was a random find at the library and it was very sweet. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. We adore "Guess How Much I Love You"! I'm guilty of reading some exciting books at bedtime now and then. ;-) I've learned my lesson, though. Haha.

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    1. Hi Donella! Yes, I have done that too! Guess How Much I love You although quiet and I still read at night always get my daughter acting out what the rabbits are doing, lol!

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  8. LOVE this list - some new ones and a few of our favorites! Thanks for sharing with the Frugal Family linky.

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  9. These are mostly new to me! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you join us again next week!

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    1. Hi Samantha! Glad to have introduced you to some new ones. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. What a great list! Pinning for future reference.

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    1. Thanks for pinning and I hope they will be enjoyed!

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  11. What a lovely selection of books to read.Thanks for taking part in the Parenting Pin-It Party.

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  12. all great books! Bed time is one of those times it's hard to get a child to relax as they want to play until they drop! thanks for sharing and encouraging reading to the younglings! Appreciate your linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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    1. it is hard to settle the kiddos at night! That's why I love these books so much! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  13. My 2 year old son is obsessed with books (as am I) and insists on me reading to him all the time! Guess How Much I Love You is a firm favourite but I also like the sound of Won't You Be My Kisseroo, which I haven't heard of before. I'll be looking for this one. Thanks for linking up at the Tots and Toddlers Thursday Link Up Party. This post is my pick of the party and will be featured this week!

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    1. Hi Kelly! books are a good thing to be obsessed about! We are over here too! Thank you so much for liking our post enough to feature it :)

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  14. We're planning a trip to the library to find your suggestions, thanks. We love "Time for Bed" by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer, and "A Cuddle for Little Duck" by Claire Freedman and Caroline Pedler. Good picks for under 3 I'd estimate.

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    1. I will have to look those up on our next library visit, Nicole! Thanks for the heads up on those and for stopping by :)

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  15. Sandra Boynton is one of my favorite bedtime authors! Thanks so much for joining us on the Kid Lit Blog Hop! Hope to see you back soon. Sharing your post across my networks!

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    1. Thanks for sharing our post, Rebecca!! And we love your blog hop, so many great books/authors!

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