Own story time like a boss!
Bedtime stories have been around since time immemorial! Most of us have memories of cuddling up with dadis and nanis for a story before bed. New times lead to new tradition and folklore has been replaced with hardbound and memory has given way to relying on the written word after a hard days work but the joy of sharing stories to build some dreams on!
While there are great sources out there for lists of bestselling/popular books for children of all ages ( Goodreads, Scholastic etc.) We decided to put together this list based on what mums, dads, aunts and grandparents told us they loved to share with their little ones.
Here are our top favorites to get you started on the bath, bed, book routine. Hope these bring you joy!
1. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
A little rabbit lies in bed in a cozy green room and says goodnight to all that’s familiar and fun. Mittens, kittens, socks, clocks, brush and mush everyone gets a loving hush!
2. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
A good one to get daddies some reading time is this gem. Little Nutbrown Hare goes to all the lengths and heights to show his daddy how much he loves him and Big Nutbrown Hare cant help but love him more.
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A beautifully illustrated book that explains a complex concept with sweet simplicity and wonder. Not only does the caterpillar turn into a gorgeous butterfly but also realizes what he really needs to eat ?
4. The Usborne Book of Little Stories for Bedtime
Six sweet stories help baby lull to sleep in this beautifully illustrated book. Cute tabs on the cover help little ones identify the animals and get to the story they want to read.
5. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
An ark full of little animals are preparing to go to bed and in a truly unexpected turn (?), they make for great humor while doing so! A fun whacky book written by an equally fun author.
Hope this list makes bedtime sweeter! Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or of FB & Insta