You know how important it is to establish a routine at bedtime for your little one from a young age. Heading to bed at the same time each night, learning how to brush their teeth, and playing soothing music are good ways to help children fall asleep. Storytime is the perfect way to help your child to relax before it’s time to slip into pleasant dreams. It’s important to make this part of the evening so enjoyable, your child will look forward to it night after night. Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships. So you can see why Storytime is important, and why it needs to be fun and engaging.
After your nighttime routine is established, you might find your child seeking out books during the day as a quiet time activity. Reading is a relaxing activity to have some down time. Even if your child cannot read yet, they will sit quietly and look at the pictures.
Storytime isn’t always about reading words in a book. Sometimes you can look at picture books, make up your own story to the pictures in a book, sing songs or tell stories about your family, your own childhood, your life, from your child’s life or from your culture.