We all know that reading to our little ones is vital to their development. While motor skills and speech are developed through listening to a story being read it also gives the child an opportunity to let their imagination run wild as they imagine the story. Bedtime is a wonderful opportunity to get some quality time in while reading and also help your little ones wind down for sleep at the same time. Does your child want to read the same books over and over? We’ve compiled some of our favorite bedtime stories you can add to your library to keep your evenings varied and your little ones sleepy!

Good Night Gorilla (Ages 1 – 3)

In this sweet story the zookeeper takes his time telling all the animals in the zoo a personalized goodnight. Little does he know, they follow him home and put themselves to bed in his own bedroom! This book is so charming and is sure to make you giggle with the sweet illustrations. Great for little ones learning to name animals and the sounds they make!

Bedtime For Mommy (Ages 3 – 5)

The roles are reversed in this cute tale as a little girl takes her mom through the bedtime routine, her mom even begs for five more minutes! Bedtime for Mommy will have you laughing out loud and is a great option for preschoolers who love to use their imagination and be goofy!

Good Night Yoga (Ages 3 – 6)

Using beautiful, calming illustrations while teaching beginning yoga poses “Good Night Yoga” brings a completely unique view to the bedtime routine. There’s no doubt that teaching children mindfulness at a young age has long term value, especially as they learn to relax their body, this book is an excellent place to start. Highly recommended!

Touch the Brightest Star (Ages 2 and up)

Touch the Brightest Star is a sweet, interactive story that encourages children to welcome bedtime with actions that are a natural part of night time. In this book they can “trace the big dipper” or “blow a breeze.” This book is part of a wonderful, interactive series of books for little ones and one of our favorites for bedtime!

Shhh! This Book is Sleeping (ages 2 – 5)

This book is has such a pleasant charm as it invites little ones to “put it to sleep.” Your little one will be encouraged to tuck it in with it’s favorite blanket, give it a kiss and don’t forget to make sure it goes potty! The option to have fun and be involved in the story is something your child will love as they prepare for sleep!


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