Getting ready for bed is one of my favorite times of the day. And not just because it’s time to go to sleep.
Although let’s be real here, that is a major bonus. Bedtime means time for cuddles. Time for a story or two. Time for those last minute sillies of the day to wiggle and giggle themselves out. Jammies and lavender lotion; Kisses and peek-a-boos behind a lovie – Hands down the best moments of being a mommy.
I usually let Zeb choose what book he wants to read out of his bedtime story basket. One or two of these are picked every night along with one other from his collection. This list is by no means final. Lord knows that as he grows, so will his favorite stories. But right now, at 18 months, these are:
Sugarbean’s Top 5 go-to Bedtime Stories:
by Margaret Wise Brown
I’m going to be honest, I didn’t get the hype about this book before
by Sandra Boynton
Miss Boynton and I go way back! I love all of her books. My sister, Summer, had a ton of her books when she was Zebs age. This particular one is very special to me in a silly kind of way. When Summer was just starting to learn how to read, this was her favorite bedtime story and she memorized it word for word. She didn’t tell anyone she had done so, but instead had convinced us all she learned how to read overnight! I’ll never forget it. It’s one of my favorite memories. Sandra Boynton and her books will always hold a special place in my heart.
by Adam Gamble & Mark Jasper
These books are pretty cool. There are TONS of them! This one is part of their Good Night Our World series, featuring cities, states
by Paula Hannigan
This is such a precious book. It is very simple and easy to read through. It’s great for the
by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
See this little boys belly? Sugarbean likes to show this little boy his belly, too. He wiggles his fingers and toes when I read “I love your fingers and toes…”. And he honks his nose and points to his ears on “[I love] your ears and nose.” This one is a fun one for me, too, because I’ll kiss him on his nose or tickle his belly.
Are these your child’s favorite bedtime stories, too? We’re always on the lookout for new books. Comment below to share your favorites!
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