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5 Bedtime Stories to Read With Your Children

Bedtime stories are a great way to start a reading tradition with your family. 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. 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 books. But if you want to get your child involved with the books, it’s time to find ones that will hold their interest. This article will share great choices of books to read for bedtime.

I Prayed For You by Jean Fischer



This book is a wonderful story where a mama bear prays for baby bear every day. It shows how your little one is covered with love and prayer.

The Pajama Zoo Parade by Agnes Green



Grab your pajamas, blankets and stuffed animals! It’s time to cuddle up for a great book. Go on an adventure night after night with these zoo animals. They see something new each time in their pajama parade.

If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul



Another great story for parents to read with their children. This is about a girl who is wondering if animals say goodnight to their children as well. A great little book for snuggling before bed and reading rhymes.

The Going-to-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton



A classic book to read at bedtime. It’s great to use to wind down for the night when reading this book. The animals have a great bedtime routine, from taking a bath to brushing their teeth, it models a bedtime routine for children.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown



Finally, another classic that children still love. Goodnight Moon is a great way to interact with your children. They can notice different animals or shapes in the pictures after you read each page. Not only is it a great book with visuals but children can relate by the simplicity of the words.


Jennifer is the owner of Motherhood blogging community for busy moms and military spouses, Teach.Workout.Love. Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife, and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.