Although I read Lucas a bedtime story for the obvious educational benefits I also believe that having that quiet time together will help in the future when he might want to have a chat but hadn't been able to find the time during the day. We started reading to him when he was very young as part of his bedtime routine and it has paid off now as he sits quietly through his story before bedtime and helps to turn the pages. As he gets older I'm hoping he will start to pick out his favourite books to read. Some of his preferred reads at the moment include Where’s Spot, Mog and Me, Dear Zoo and Peepo. I love that spell before bedtime when he is all clean and snuggly from his bath and he is happy to sit still and be cuddled; this is a rarity throughout the day. I hope that this time will be just as important to him as he grows up and he always feels like he can open up to me or his Dad and we’ll help and reassure him as best we can.
Is a story part of your bedtime routine and which books are favourites in your house?