In India most kids co-sleep. But sleeping independently in a big bed is a huge milestone overseas! Sometimes, we too get a query on the topic. So we decided to curate everyone’s recommendations.
Time To Sleep, Little Critters This book is highly recommended by Amardeep.
Time to Sleep Little Critters has two lovely stories on sleep time, and depicts the little critters trying to escape their sleep time by giving the most funny excuses. It’s a lovely book to get children used to sleeping in their own bed, in their own room without the help of adults around as it shows them sleeping independently, albeit after trying their best to escape.
Little Critter: Just Go To Bed – another book in the series on the topic!
Little Critter: All By Myself – this is a brilliant book (all the little critter books are everyone’s faves) on teaching a toddler/pre-schooler to be independent. Quoting Shraddha Garg, who also recommends this book for STRANGER DANGER,
One of the books that really helped us is Little Critter’s All by Myself. It’s a fantastic book to teach a child what all she can and should do on her own.
Time to Go to Bed: The perfect picture book for talking about bedtime routines – by Penny Tassoni, a leading early years education consultant. This book is quite popular in our community and comes highly recommended for 2-4 years. All the books in her good habits series are superhits with our kbc childoos!
I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed – for children who don’t want to go to bed.
Amardeep has this book. Quoting her:
When we were struggling with bedtime, this book came to our rescue. Lola’s hilarious excuses to postpone bedtime, and Charlie’s boundless patience, make this a very fun read. A completely non-preachy, fun way to approach bedtime. Fair warning, your child will want “pink milk” after reading this one!
Sabah’s was researching books on the topic as well – these were the ones she found:
Big Enough For A Bed (Sesame Street) – again, gets ordered often!
Kausar Makki recommends Llama Llama Red Pajama which has helped many of our kbc childoos deal with all sorts of issues from separation anxiety to sleeping by oneself.
Many thanks to Amardeep, Sabah, Kausar, Divya and #the14yearold for helping us curate this post.
RELATED READING: Helpful books on being afraid of the dark.
Usborne Very First Questions and Answers What is Sleep? This book gets ordered very often to explain why sleep is important. Divya highly recommends it.
Rest to Recharge: A Story about the Importance of Sleep for 4-7 years
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep – has been recommended by Tejaswi as it has helped her 3yo.
The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
The Tractor Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
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