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24 of the best bedtime books for kids

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Check out some of the best bedtime books for kids. Just ten minutes of reading per night can help instil a love of reading that will benefit your child for years to come.

We all know that reading is good for our brains, but recent studies suggest that the benefits are even more far-reaching than was once believed.

While it’s easy to see how reading for pleasure can contribute to better spelling and a greater vocabulary, one study shows that reading also contributes to better inference skills. Reading for pleasure, therefore, doesn’t just help kids do better in English class, it can also contribute to a better understanding of more process-based subjects, such as maths. 

But while many parents know the benefits of reading to the children, one study by Oxford Children's Language Australia shows that one quarter of Aussie kids are read to only once per week or not at all. 

Reading to your kids every night before bed is an easy habit that can help them develop a good relationship with reading for years to come. If you don’t know where to begin, this list of 24 bedtime books is a great jumping-off point to interest even the most indifferent young readers.

Just ten minutes per night can help your child relax, which means better, deeper sleep for them – and for you!

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