Bedtime Reading Rite

Philippines
November 10, 2008 5:27pm CST
Why is it more advisable to read stories to our children during bedtime?
4 responses
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Nov 08
children really do like structure in their lives. For example eating at the sam etime and bed at the same time too. They may protest but this is what they like dep down. Reading at night before bed is a good way for the child to calm down and get reasy to settle down to sleep. It is also a time when the chil/children may come out with some little problem that they have. My three boys would each choose a book so I read three books every night. They slept in the same room. I just loved doing this. When the daughter arrived they were much older and I was glad to start ths habit again with her. It encourages themn to want to read, and increased their understanding and vocabulary. try and do it. The benefits are great and your children will love you for doing it. God Bless and happy reading!
• United States
11 Nov 08
Not only does it provide a way for the child to calm down, but it also provides a relatively set time for the story to be read to the child. Routines are absolutely needed to create a safe secure environment for a child. Also by reading to your child it allows your them to gain a better understanding of the English language. Bedtime is when a great time since there is nothing else going on around the child, it allows them to focus on the rhythms and words being spoken by the parent.
@whittear (110)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Most people agree that it's easier to get a child to go to bed without any issues if you establish a routine early on. Reading at bed time is usually just part of that bedtime routine. I don't think it's really more beneficial to read to them then than in the morning for example, it's just to help them settle down for bed. Reading to your children is good period, any time, it doesn't really matter when you do it just as long as you do it.
10 Nov 08
I think reading stories to a child at bedtime creates a secure and safe environment for the child. It may be a good opportunity to communicate, since the atmosphere should be one of love and trust. For example, if something has been bothering the child, perhaps at school, then he or she may feel most safe and secure talking about the issue with their parent at bedtime.