Instill a love of reading—and get your child to sleep—by reading children’s books about bedtime every night. Check out our top picks here!
It’s the question I get more than any other, the topic everyone has battled with at some point or another.
Namely, how can we get our kids to fall asleep / stay asleep / not be so scared about sleep.
We can sleep train, coerce, and give rewards as a way to convince them to go to sleep. But one of the best ways to overcome this challenge is through reading children’s books about bedtime.
With books, kids can relate to the characters. They realize they’re not so alone, and their feelings are valid. They’re also able to discuss and define emotions they may not know how to voice, or even know to exist.
And books are fun! They’re a great way to discuss bedtime challenges in a relaxed, natural manner.
Below are several favorites. Some deal with resistance to bedtime, while others help transition our kids to sleep.
Top children’s books about bedtime
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