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15 Books About Sleep To Read At Bedtime

bedtime booksA UK study in October 2012 by 400 English teachers and 2,000 parents with children aged two to 11 showed that  more than one-in-six moms and dads admitted that they never read a bedtime story to their children. 30% said that they read no more than once a week.  Children are spending 3 times as long in front of a screen as they do reading in their home.  Parents reported that  the average child spent 90 minutes watching television, 42 minutes playing games and almost half-an-hour on the internet each day.

Despite the study being conducted in the UK, I would guess that if this was done in the US, the results would be similar.

If you are looking to start a regular reading regimen with your child, add it into your child’s bedtime routine. Since bedtime is ahead, why not read a book about sleep! Check out these resources to read to your toddler are they head to la la land.

Here are 15 Books About Sleep To Read At Bedtime:

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  • Sleep and Dream by Yo Gabba Gabba 1 of 15
    Sleep and Dream by Yo Gabba Gabba
    If your kid is a Yo Gabba Gabba fan, this book is a must. This book is basically the sleep episode with Muno not being able to go to bed.
    Available at Amazon - $5.99
  • Sleep is for Everyone 2 of 15
    Sleep is for Everyone
    This book is touted as the perfect response to "Can't I stay up a little longer?". Read to your child the scientific explanation of why your brain and body need rest. Sounds like the perfect book for one of my kids who only see black and white!
    Available at Amazon - $5.99
  • Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book 3 of 15
    Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
    A Dr. Seuss classic that is the perfect night time read for sleepy heads.
    Available at Amazon - $9.19
  • The Boy Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed by Helen Cooper 4 of 15
    The Boy Who Wouldn't Go to Bed by Helen Cooper
    This story tells of a little boy who is not ready to go to bed and his adventures until he falls asleep.
    Available at Amazon - $5.99
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 5 of 15
    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    A classic bedtime story with simple words and great illustrations.
    Available at Amazon - $11.24
  • Big Enough for a Bed 6 of 15
    Big Enough for a Bed
    Are you transitioning your child from crib to big bed? Let Elmo talk about his experience when he is too big for a crib.
    Available at Amazon - $4.99
  • Seriously, Just Go to Sleep by Adam Mansbach 7 of 15
    Seriously, Just Go to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
    The author is known for his hilarious book, Go the F*ck to Sleep. He has come out with a kid-friendly, less vulgar version that still gets the point across.
    Available at Amazon - $10.85
  • Sleep, My Child by Eyvonna Rains 8 of 15
    Sleep, My Child by Eyvonna Rains
    The big is loaded with colorful illustrations and a sweet story about dreams.
    Available at Amazon - $9.99
  • Count Yourself to Sleep by Lynn Hodges 9 of 15
    Count Yourself to Sleep by Lynn Hodges
    This book and CD combo is designed to talk to your children about God always being there, even though we can't see him.
    Available at Amazon - $6.99
  • A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na 10 of 15
    A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
    The reviews rave about how beautiful the pictures in this book are. The story talks about how the owl watches sleep over the animals and the various ways animals sleep.
    Available at Amazon - $10.87
  • Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! 11 of 15
    Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!
    A story about a hard of hearing bed, who misunderstands the voice of Old Man Winter - delaying his hibernation.
    Available at Amazon - $11.55
  • The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton 12 of 15
    The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
    A silly look book that will make all ages smile.
    Available at Amazon - $5.99
  • Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep 13 of 15
    Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
    Hallmark's recordable books not only are a great read at bedtime, they are a fabulous substitute for mom or dad when one is traveling or unable to tuck a child in at night. We were given this book and the kids would play my voice reading them the book over and over.
    Available at Amazon - $32.95
  • Can’t Sleep Without Sheep 14 of 15
    Can't Sleep Without Sheep
    A sweet little story about a girl named Ava who can't sleep so she counts sheep. But then the sheep grow tired and quit!
    Available at Amazon - $12.74
  • No Sleep for the Sheep! by Karen Beaumont 15 of 15
    No Sleep for the Sheep! by Karen Beaumont
    Do you have a little one who like to make animal noises? This sweet tale talks about a tired sheep who just wants to sleep, but can't with all of the other animal noises.
    Available at Amazon - $6.80

Study Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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