ABC for Me: ABC Bedtime: Fall gently to sleep with this nighttime routine, from A to Zzz (Board book)
All bedtime routines look a little different, but whether we are big or small, we all have a bedtime. Some people give hugs and kisses, and others will sing lullabies or read a story. Some people will wish on a star, and others will do deep breathing to wind down. Pairing aspects of various bedtime routines with each letter of the alphabet, ABC Bedtime is a sweet read for both caregiver and child. This book is not only perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs, but also for encouraging them to acknowledge that it's bedtime, get ready, and calm down their bodies and minds before going to bed. The book begins at A with the feeling of being wide awake and active, but after going through the calming A-to-Z bedtime routine, it ends at Z with being sound asleep and catching those ZZZs.
A few of the letters, from A to Z, are things families do together (saying goodnight, reading a story, tucking in), but many are things children can do on their own after the caregiver has left them for the night (thinking about the fun day ahead, or replaying a happy memory in their mind). This sweet read with soothing illustrations is sure to please the little ones, and with the consistency and the help of ABC Bedtime, caregivers can reduce the time spent on getting children to bed. A calmer, quicker bedtime makes the whole family happier and healthier!
The ABC for Me series presents a world of possibilities from A to Z and everything in between! For all little kids with big dreams, the endearing illustrations and mindful concepts in this series pair each letter of the alphabet with words that promote big dreams, inclusion, acceptance, healthy living, and other key concepts important to emotional well-being. Other books in the series include:
- ABC Mindful Me (2018)
- ABC What Can She Be? (2018)
- ABC Let's Celebrate You & Me (2021)
- ABC Helpful Me (2022)
Erica Harrison is a children’s book designer and illustrator. She has worked on over 70 titles ranging from activity and coloring books to picture books, puzzles, and games. Her work is instantly recognizable for its bold shapes and colors, and her quirky illustrations make kids smile. Erica loves to travel and has lived and worked in various places around the globe, which helps to inspire her work. She currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and young daughter.