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@nannacroc (4049)
November 14, 2006 4:05pm CST
Do you read your children bedtime stories? I used to love the time spent reading stories to my children before they went to sleep.
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@dorypanda (1584)
17 Nov 06
I used to read him bedtime stories, now I only read him stories if he's ill. If he wants a story now, he usually asks me to make one up for him.
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@nannacroc (4049)
17 Nov 06
Making stories up for your children is fun and, as the children get older, they can help to build the stories.
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@RieRie (822)
14 Nov 06
I don't have children, but I read my partner bedtime stories cos I got a book of proper ones that haven't been ruined by the PC brigade.
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@nannacroc (4049)
15 Nov 06
I've got a lot of old story books that would not be allowed by them.
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@LadyCroft (705)
• Australia
14 Nov 06
Every Night, we always settle down with a book, sometimes even two. I let him choose, even if it is the same one every night for a week.LOL
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@nannacroc (4049)
14 Nov 06
I'm really pleased to hear this is still happening as many people I know never read to their children.
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@srhelmer (6933)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
14 Nov 06
Almost every night (we skip nights that she falls asleep in the car). In fact, my daughter can't sleep unless I tell her at least one.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
3 Aug 07
When my son was small I used to read him bedtime stories before he went to sleep. Every night I read my boy a story from the book “A Story A Day” All the 365 tales for children were beautifully illustrated in full color. To a little boy all the stories seemed to be quite interesting to him even though they were short and simple. Almost all the time he would ask questions after I finished reading the story. Normally he would fall asleep after getting the satisfactorily answer.
@nannacroc (4049)
3 Aug 07
These times of bonding have such a good effect on the relationship between parent and child. I don't think some parents realise how much the little things mean to a child.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 07
Yeah, this bonding could really influence the healthy growth of the child with respect to affection or love in the later part of his life.
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
I used to when we still do not have our own internet connection at home. But now that we already have an internet connection, I would just usually browse for an online story with animated videos on YouTube or UpToTen. It seems they are enjoying it more than bedtime storytelling.
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@nannacroc (4049)
3 Aug 07
This sounds nice but not quite the same as reading to them.
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• Netherlands
13 May 07
Most of the time my husband will read the bedtime stories to my 4 years old daughter while I sing the lullabies. Lately we found a more interesting way to do bedtime story. We have this small chidren projector with bedtime story slide. So...we just turn off the light and turn the projector slide on and start the bedtime stories...almost like bedtime movies actually...it's kinda fun for a change.
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@nannacroc (4049)
14 May 07
We bought one of those for our grandson and he enjoyed it as a change but then went back to wanting stories.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
5 Dec 06
When my girls were little they always had a story at bedtime. What a perfect time to bond with your child and foster the love of reading. Now that I'm a Grandma, I read my grandson a story before his nap everyday that I watch him, and my daughter reads him a story each night when he first gets into bed. It's a good tradition! He's only 3 1/2, but my daughter takes him each week to the library and lets him pick out the books that he will have for story time that are appropriate for his age group. He now loves going to the library too.
@nannacroc (4049)
5 Dec 06
I think this gives the children two very precious gifts, firstly, quality time spent with the adult and secondly, a love of reading which remains for their lifetime.
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@pumpkinjam (5767)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 06
Sometimes. I spend all day with my baby so I have all the time to read to him! His big brother enjoys reading to him too so he will do so sometimes. I try not to read to my 6 year old because I get him to read to me but I will sometimes read him a story if he asks.
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
I haven't done this but I intend to do so. My only daughter (& child, still) is just turning two this month. At present, she's with my mother in the province so I can't possibly read her bedtime stories. Hopefully & prayerfully, we'll be able to arrange our finances in the coming months, pay-off debts within the year, hire a nanny, so that we could be with our (me & my husband) daughter and do bonding with her as a family.