Do you still read bedtime stories to your children??

@Muslimah (811)
United States
January 21, 2007 8:37pm CST
If not why? Did you use to like for your parents to read to you before you go to bed?
8 responses
• United States
24 Jan 07
I read to my daughter every night. She is two and a half and won't go to bed unless I read her at least 3 stories. She loves books and has almost 100 of them. I liked for my parents to read to me when I was growing up, but I can only think of a few times where they actually did.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
24 Jan 07
awww my 3yr old loves books also. I love to read to my children. The problem is they want me to do it all night lol. Thanks for the comment.
@MsaliaMS (47)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I read to my son sometimes, but he is 9 years old, so he reads mostly for himself. I can't remember my parents ever reading to me.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
24 Jan 07
its good that u read to your son. Thanks for the comment
@Lostinoz (145)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes, my mom read bedtime stories to me and my little brother when we were growing up. It was a very special time we shared together. I loved that she would make voices for each of the characters in the book. It made the story more exciting for us. I did read to my children when they were younger. My children are now ages 22, 15, and 12. We no longer read bedtime stories, however we write stories together now and this is also our special time. When my son was small he preferred made-up stories rather than ones from a book. He liked stories of dinosaurs and dragons with himself as the hero. I wish I had written down the many adventures we shared together fighting dinosaurs and rescuing village people from dragons. All of my children love to read and have very vivid imaginations. I know that your children will benefit greatly from their time shared with you and not only will they have the memories, but so will you.
@Muslimah (811)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I love your response it gave me a great idea of how to read to my children Thanks.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I read to my 9 yr old daughter nearly every night. She loves books about dragons, especially if there's a girl in the book. We homeschool, so we read in the daytime too if we feel like it. Even though she can read on her own, she loves to be read to. I think most kids do. It's a special time that they share with their parents. My husband reads to her on weekends and even my 16 yr old son sits and listens sometimes. We also read to him when he was younger.
@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
i like the fact you said your older son sits and listens also... when my mom would read to my little borthers and sisters i would notice my oldest brother sitting and listening. Its a nice way to spend time with the family
@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I don't know if my parents ever read bedtime stories to me. I don't think that they did because wouldn't I remember something like that? I don't know. I do know that I started reading books on my own while I was quite young. I love books. I did read bedtime stories to me daughter when she was growing up. We had our bedtime ritual every night and reading to her was a part of it. I also read to her at other times besides just bedtime. One book I remember reading to her was called "The Magic Anatomy Book" by Carol Donner. I read it while her dad and I were driving her to school every day. It was a long drive through heavy traffic. It was a good story about two children who get shrunk and go into a body and they are led around by a talking drop of water. It was a good way to learn anatomy and physiology. When she got older, I no longer read to her and she started reading on her own all the time. Now I am living with my daughter and helping her to raise her three small sons - ages 7, 5, and almost 2 years. We read to them every day. Most of the time my daughter reads to the 5 year old when she puts him to bed. Sometimes I do it but it has become her special time with him. The 7 year old, he reads to us usually as part of his homework every night. He does like to be read to also. We don't have a set reading time for the baby yet. We don't even have a set bedtime for him either. He does have a huge stack of board books that are his only and he will sit and look through them every day. And he knows if they are upside down and will turn them right side up. I find that amazing for such a small guy. He loves his Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, Blue's Clues and Spongebob Squarepants books the best. It's very cute.
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
thanks for the comment... i hope my kids remember me reading to them. Its good you read to your children and grandchildren.
@beta_love (451)
• India
23 Jan 07
well i am not yet married but my mom use to do that when i was small
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
did you use to like when your mom would read to you? I hope my babies remember the times i read to them
@Bev1986 (1428)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I read to my kids all the time when they were little. They shared a room then, so it made it easy. I'd have one curled on my lap and the other beside me. They each got to pick a book and I got to pick one, so 3 stories a night.... They're now 13 and 16 so they read to themselves before going to bed now! lol! I do miss it. It was a very special time with my kids that I'll cherish forever.
@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
hey i would still do it no matter how old they are lol i would force them to let me read to them lol i love stroy time.
@mdilan (803)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Assalamu Alaikum sister. Wallahi I began last night to read my boy a bedtime story. His pediatrician just recommended this to us. The book is titled: "CatCount".
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@Muslimah (811)
• United States
23 Jan 07
yeh i heard its good for growing minds to be red to. take care sis Ma salaams