Reading has always been one of my favorite ways to pass the time. I’ve always hoped to pass the joy of getting lost in a book on to my children. I would like to say that I have always been the mom who reads a bedtime story to my children every night but I can not. The habit has come and gone and come back again over the years, changing form again and again.
Homeschooling has changed our bedtime story routine for the better and I am so grateful. Evening bath time is followed by a books read by me to the little ones. Then while I tuck my youngest in for an early morning at school, Sophea will get her books ready.
I join her with my book and some snacks and water and we read together for at least an hour before it’s time for us both to hit the sack. This means less alone time for me, but has been such a great bond for the 2 of us. I also see her love of reading and excitement for learning growing.
She still prefers story books to chapter books but has recently found a love for graphic novels. We are reading so much that we require several trips to the library throughout the week. They know us by name and we don’t even need to pull out our library cards anymore.
It is so nice that she doesn’t need to have the strict bedtime and wake up time that go along with having to leave home to go to school. A teenager with a driver’s license to take my littlest one to school every other morning when their schedules align is also great to have around!
If you have some favorite bedtime stories, please share them. We’re always looking for more good books.
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