Bedtime Handbook


Concentration & Memory
Language & Communication
Emotions & Social Behavior

Reading is good for language development. It increases and enriches the vocabulary, making it easier for the child to put his own thoughts into words. Reading can also contribute to social development. A child can put himself in the shoes of different characters and learns that one can think differently about a situation or event than the other. Reading also improves the child's ability to concentrate and can stimulate the imagination.

Going to bed is not always what children prefer to do. Once the fateful hour arrives, they suddenly have a lot to do. They are thirsty, too hot or too cold, ask for an extra kiss, they are afraid... In short, the game of time wasting has begun. To help all toddlers (and their somewhat desperate parents) get to bed quickly, here's an essential guide!

  • Author: Paule Battault & Anouk Ricard
  • Number of pages: 16
  • Size: 17cm x 17cm
  • Age: 0-2 years

Children who are read to have a familiar feeling with books, so there is a good chance that they will later become enthusiastic readers themselves. They will be able to read independently more quickly. They will also be less bored at school, they are more eager to learn, they have a broader general knowledge and they develop better.

Interactive reading; You can involve your child extra in the story by asking questions, for example. Afterwards you can talk about the story and about your child's experiences in order to create an imagination with the living world. Reading together before going to sleep ensures peace and regularity. Try to act out the story in the book with the whole family. Thus, the child will fully comply with the event. With the help of re-enacting you can give attention to the story concept.

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