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The Benefits of Bedtime Reading

Over time, the nightly act of reading conditions children to associate bedtime stories with relaxation and sleep. For adults who have difficulty sleeping, the key to a good night’s sleep may be as simple as renewing this childhood ritual.

Reading to kids at bedtime serves many functions. Language and literacy development are obvious benefits. But reading also gives kids a time for physical closeness with parents, which serves as a sort of emotional security check-in…Bedtime reading also provides a point of focus and distraction, away from the day’s activities and frustrations. (Brightly)

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