Thursday, February 20, 2014

3 Great Bedtime Books for 5-Year Olds

When I was a young’un, my parents got me interested in reading with bedtime stories. Every night was a new tale of thought-provoking adventure between vividly colored illustrations. And when our books had been read a million times, my parents and I would make up stories until I drifted off to sleep.

With this in mind, I’ve pinpointed a trio of 5-year old children’s books for the amusement of slumber-ready tykes everywhere.

Reading together before drifting into dreamland is a tried-and-true tradition that (in my humble opinion) ALL devoted, adoring parents should practice. Bedtime stories, whether imagined or read, can inspire a child’s love of learning at a young age – making all the difference.


Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

What happens when the sunshine disappears over the horizon of a construction site? The machinery and equipment goes to sleep, of course!

This concept isn’t one that adults usually associate with construction sites, but the imagination behind the idea is amazing. Cement Mixers, Bulldozers, and a plethora of other massive, sometimes scary machinery yawns, smiles, and says goodnight after a rough-and-tumble day of hard work.


The Going-To Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

This board-book depicts several awesome animals in their rush to prepare for bedtime. They’re going to bed, but first their teeth must be brushed, stretches must be performed, and goodnight kisses must be distributed.

And the awesome part? All of these animals are living on an Ark!

Packed to brimming, the silly critters have their specific routines to avoid running into one another. And at the end, when the stars are shining and all is quiet… “The moon is high. The sea is deep. They rock and rock and rock to sleep.”


Frozen Little Golden Book (Disney Frozen) by RH Disney

Ella and Anna are siblings with unique personalities and an unshakeable bond; however, as Ella gets older, she discovers a wintry super-power that seems to be beyond her control. Growing up, she secludes herself to keep her abilities hidden, until an accident occurs and everyone finds out. Dubbed the Snow Queen, Ella flees the affections and understanding of Anna, forcing the socialized sister to team up with new friends to reestablish the love between herself and her sibling.

This book is AMAZING. And if you haven’t seen Disney’s Frozen movie, do it now! Both storylines are exactly the same and perfect, only in different formats.


Additional resource - some very cool picks in books for 5 year old kids this year:

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