What better way to end the day than a bedtime story about, what else, BEDTIME! Reading before bedtime is one of the best ways to wind our little one’s whole self down while learning new words and creating a safe, comfortable environment. We get beautiful bonding time in that valuable transition time between play and rest, and we’ve got eight nighttime books that we LOVE for this time of day!
Do you and your toddler have a favorite bedtime book that isn’t in the list? Please share in the comments!
“All aboard for Dreamland!” the Goodnight Train conductor says. Your toddler won’t want to miss out on anything the train passes by, but the soothing story will have them ready to doze by the end, with colorful pictures leading them into their own dreamland.
Your toddler will get to tell all of the animals goodnight, and hear them say it back in their own way! With the Pop-A–Tronic technology, this bedtime book is a wonderful wind-down story AND activity, perfect for little fingers to interact with.
In this classic, we get to be a part of the story, helping the little bunny say goodnight to all of the familiar things in its room and beyond. Read it with your toddler, then crawl in bed and continue to say goodnight to their room too, with a final goodnight to each other as they drift off to sleep.
Curious toddlers can follow a young Neil deGrasse Tyson on his quest to find the answer to the secrets of the universe, and how to count the stars. Beautiful pictures portray the wonder and amazement of our universe in this bedtime story.
Turn down the lights for this fun adventure with Thomas the Train and his friends. Thomas’ headlight lights the way and the moon and stars shine in this glow-in-the-dark bedtime book. The warm glow from each of the pages will get your toddler ready for a good night of sleep.
Even busy little llamas need to slow down and go to bed. Follow the beloved Llama Llama through is bedtime routine, and find out if his favorite part of bedtime is the same as your toddler’s – cuddles and story time!
If your toddler loves the original Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site book, they’ll really enjoy this little companion board book, featuring all of our friends from the construction site and diving a little further into each of their working parts. Learn about the different vehicles, and all the parts they put to rest each night.
We already said goodnight to the moon, but glowing electronics need tucked in too! This fun parody of Goodnight Moon sends us off to sleep with giggles as we say goodnight to cell phones, video games, and, yes, iPads too.
Do you have any book recommendations? Let us know in the comments – we would love to hear them!