Bedtime stories: How to bond with your child

 
Bedtime stories: How to bond with your child
In this article
Bedtime stories: How to bond with your child

Bedtime stories are a great way to bond with your children and send them off to sleep with a head full of adventures.

Despite talk of a 48 hour day and the quickening pace of working life, the bedtime story is definitely not dead.

According to research by the makers of Aquafresh Kids, 50% of modern day parents are reading to their children every night and almost 70% tell a bedtime story more than five times a week.

Janette Wallis, educational expert for Leapfrog said: "It’s such a key part of every child’s development, and an ideal opportunity for family bonding time."

The benefits of telling your little one a tale before they drift off doesn't just work wonders for their bedtime routine, it also gives you the chance to switch off from emails, to-do lists and phone calls and have some all important family time, not to mention giving you a chance to test out your drama skills!

So if you're a new parent or you're struggling to leave your inhibitions at the door then here's a few handy tips from the experts to help you get the most out of storytime.


Reader ranking:5/5 
Rank this page: 


Latest… 22/09/2014
Parenting News
Guides
Videos
Vintage Parenting Advice That Today's Parents Will Love
Would You Trust An App To Look After Your Baby?
12 Ways Grandparents Undermine Your Parenting
Is Your Baby A Boy or Girl? Old Wives Tales For Gender Prediction
All Parenting news
Weight gain during pregnancy
Very early signs of pregnancy | First signs of pregnancy
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: The effects on your baby
First signs of teething: How to spot and soothe
See all Parenting guides
First Aid For Parents - could you save your child's life?
See all Parenting videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...