Like the books in all our book baskets, the books in our Bedtime Gift Basket have been carefully chosen to enhance infant cognitive development by providing a variety of listening experiences.
The emphasis is on the rhyme and rhythmic language which babies and small children love so much and which is so important for stimulating their love of language and their awareness of how language works.
Reading these books to a baby at bedtime signals to him or her that it’s time to go to sleep. It’s worth creating and sticking to a routine like this because babies feel secure and safe when they know what’s going to happen next. Reading familiar books at bedtime is also very comforting for our little humans and often helps them to relax and to settle more easily, ready for sleep.
The Bedtime Gift Basket contains the following books:
Please note that the book cover images shown here may differ to those in the basket depending on print edition.
- Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to our Children Will Change their Lives Forever
- Time for Bed
- Guess How Much I Love You
- Goodnight Moon
- The Going to Bed Book
- Good Night, Sleep Tight
- Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?
A cuddly toy is great for little hands to hold while listening to the stories.
The basket is designed to store the books so that they can be kept close at hand, either in baby’s bedroom or in the family living area. This makes it easy for caregivers to reach for a story regularly throughout the day.
When baby can sit up – and later crawl – the basket can be kept on the floor to encourage baby to handle the books whenever he or she likes.