Chances are that you are reading this article because you are looking for great bedtime books for your children. You might have a case of “book block”! It’s tough to know what books are best in helping you get your toddler to settle down and tune into the story with sweet dreams around the corner. We have decided to make this easier for you by giving you 7 suggestions for bedtime books that you and your toddler are sure to enjoy!
1. Snoozers by Sandra Boynton
Does your toddler have a short attention span? Okay, seriously what toddler DOESN’T have a short attention span? The reality is that you need something to help get them out of restless mode and into restful sleep for you both!
If they struggle with attention span, then Snoozers is a great bedtime book. Why? Snoozers is broken down into many different bedtime stories in one book, rather than one entire story. You can read a new story each night, and if they have a favorite, then you can always go back to it!
2. Richard Scarry’s Bedtime Stories by Richard Scarry
Does your toddler cling to your pets and express a love for animals? If so, then Richard Scarry’s Bedtime Stories is a great choice for you and your toddlers.
This book is illustrated in full color, and it tells 5 different tales with animal characters including Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, Bananas Gorilla, and many more! These enjoyable tales will help toddlers visit the back of their eyelids at just the right time!
3. Bedtime by Elizabeth Verdick
This book by Elizabeth Verdick has tremendous appeal to toddlers, and seems to be the right book for all times. If your toddler gets a bath just before bed, then condition them that story time comes after with reading a copy of Bedtime.
This is a brightly colored board book that helps explain life in the terms of a toddler, with even the simplest of explanations on why bath time is just before bed. Bedtime is a comfortable read that both parent and toddler are sure to love.
4. Twinkle, Twinkle, Time for Bed by Scholastic
Want to encourage your toddler to dream and look to the stars? You can, when you share with them this particular bed time book from Scholastic.
Because this book is ages 1 and up, it’s a great bedtime read for your little ones that are unsettled. This book has the lyrics to the song, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, which make it easy to sing along with to sooth your little ones for bedtime.
5. Lullaby & Good Night by Melissa Arps
Is your young toddler going through her princess stage? There is no doubt that it won’t end anytime soon, and you can easily get her to fall asleep to the tune of a story about one of her favorite princesses from Disney.
Let her imagination run wild with her favorite friends as she gets lost in the story with Belle, Cinderella, and Princess Aurora! As a parent, you will be pleased when your little princess is lulled to sleep with these stories about her favorite characters.
6. Big Dog Little Dog by P.D. Eastman
Does your toddler love dogs? If so, then they are sure to love Big Dog…Little Dog by P.D. Eastman. This book is illustrated in full color, and teaches a lesson about how friends don’t have to be exactly the same.
This book is also great for showing toddlers more detail about shapes, colors, and of course how opposites can get along!
7. Some Babies… by C.D. Morgan
Some Babies by C.D. Morgan is a bit different in that it’s available as a Kindle eBook and a standard book, and it’s also a picture book of other babies and toddlers.
This book uses the concept of rhyming with 21 pages filled with delightful photos of babies and toddlers. Parents find that this book is visually engaging for their little ones because they have photos of other little ones too!
This is a fantastic picture book with high quality color photos that both parents and toddlers will enjoy just before bedtime.
I hope that this list of 7 great bedtime stories for toddlers is helpful, and that you and your toddler can catch a few more zzzz’s!