Today’s post is sponsored by Incredibundles.com. As always, all opinions are my own.
As a self-proclaimed bookworm, I get so giddy being able to share my passion for reading with my little ones. I swear, I have a running countdown to when they’re old enough to read Harry Potter with me! Today, I wanted to share with you the positives of bedtime stories and why we make it a priority to include it in our every day activities with the boys.
Today, I want to share with you some positives that we’ve experienced with our boys through our nightly bedtime story time.
1.) Establishes Routine
We thank our lucky stars that both of our boys have been good sleepers. One of the things that helped us in the early months was to create a bedtime routine. We’ve stuck to it since our oldest was just a few weeks old and it’s worked so well for all of us. Most nights after dinner, they both get a bath, changed into fresh jammies, and we read a few books to wind down. After bedtime stories, we say our bedtime prayers, God Bless “______”s, and a few kisses before they go to sleep for the night.
2.) Creates a Special Snuggle Time
My husband especially loves bedtime stories because there’s nights when he doesn’t get home until close to (or even after) bedtime. It’s a special way for him to spend a little quality time with his two sons. For me, I love the extra snuggles I can squeeze out of them. As you all well know, babies just don’t keep. And I try to tell myself that when I’m reading Little Blue Truck for the fifth night in a row. The quiet time is something I hope to treasure in my memories forever.
3.) Cultivates Creativity & Imagination
Our Threenager doesn’t yet read on his own, but he absolutely loves to “read” to us. He memorized some of his favorites, but he also likes to tell his own versions of books. Even throughout the day, he makes up his own stories and songs. It is such a delight to see his creativity shine through.
We were lucky enough to receive this book bundle from Incredibundles.com. It’s been a great way for us to start our baby’s own library of books! All of the premium board books they’ve selected engage little ones during babyhood and beyond. Both of the boys love the five books we received in our bundle. They are new favorites in our story time rotation.
Positives of Bedtime Stories