I love getting the kiddies a Christmas Book, every year I put a Christmas themed story book in their Christmas Eve boxes. Well, this year I have the lovely new book in the Hannah the Spanner series: Hannah the Spanner and the polar bear. It’s a great bedtime story, especially the night before Christmas. As you know Isla is a little book worm so this is just perfect for her.
Have you ever seen a kid in a movie or a TV show asking for their parents to read a bedtime story? And how many times has your child asked you to do the same? Reading aloud to children before they fall asleep is not just a thing of the past or a cinematic nod to suburban culture; it’s a routine which is good for children and their development. American Academy of Pediatrics even recommends reading to infants from birth. Some researchers suggest that bedtime stories are boosting child’s brain development in many ways. So, here are some actual benefits both children and parents can receive from this lovely routine.