Top 10 Calming Reads For Bedtime Books

    The Secret Garden
    6.6
    01
    The Secret Garden
    Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    To the Sea
    6.4
    02
    To the Sea
    Written and illustrated by Cale Atkinson
    More Than Balloons
    6.3
    03
    More Than Balloons
    Written by Lorna Crozier & illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller
    The Snatchabook
    6.3
    04
    The Snatchabook
    Written by Helen Docherty & illustrated by Thomas Docherty
    Hop Along Boo, Time for Bed
    6.2
    Series
    05
    Hop Along Boo, Time for Bed
    Written by Mark Sperring & illustrated by Mandy Sutcliffe
    You Are Special
    6.1
    #1 in Series
    06
    You Are Special
    Written by Max Lucado & illustrated by Sergio Martinez
    Baby Bear Sees Blue
    6.0
    07
    Baby Bear Sees Blue
    Written and illustrated by Ashley Wolff
    Lion's Lullaby
    5.8
    08
    Lion's Lullaby
    Written by Mij Kelly & illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown
    Sunrise, Moonrise
    5.8
    09
    Sunrise, Moonrise
    Written and illustrated by Betsy Thompson
    Harry and Horsie
    5.8
    10
    Harry and Horsie
    Written by Katie Van Camp & illustrated by Lincoln Agnew

Reading at bedtime is a sacred ritual in many households, perhaps because it provides an opportunity to slow down the pace of the day, relax and achieve some semblance of calm before hoping that children nod off to sleep, getting the rest that they (and you!) need. While the benefits of reading (and reading at bedtime) are achievable regardless of what you're reading (snuggles + books = emotional security + calm), as parents we know that some books lend themselves better to calming excess energy than others. For the same reason that I choose to sing calming lullabys to my toddler right before sleep rather than his oft requested Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, here are some wonderfully soothing books to help achieve pre-bedtime peace! While some of these are specifically "bedtime" books, others have different subject matter but are still perfect to slow the pace before heading off for sweet dreams. And don't forget that reading aloud is helpful for older kids too! By reading aloud to them above their reading level, you'll still get the benefits of bonding and you'll improve their vocabulary and comprehension as well.

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