Bath, Book, Bed with Goodnight Moon #GoodnightMoon70

There are stories that I can remember from my childhood that I’ve been excited about reading to my own children.  There is a list of classic stories that don’t ever seem to age and therefore are perfect to be introduced to the next generation.  One of the classic reads, Goodnight Moon is celebrating 70 years of being a bedtime companion.  I’m ashamed to admit that I had never read it until Mumsnet contacted me to see if I’d like to share the classic bedtime story with my children.

Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon is a short poem of goodnight wishes from a young rabbit preparing for or attempting to postpone his own slumber. He says goodnight to every object in sight and within earshot, including the “quiet old lady whispering hush.” Clement Hurd’s illustrations are simple and effective, alternating between small ink drawings and wide, brightly colored views of the little rabbit’s room.

When it comes to getting the children to bed each night, we have adopted the same routine from almost the moment that they were born.  Like me, my children thrive off routine, so a simple bath, book, bed routine works for us.  The hardest part in this is deciding upon what story we should enjoy that evening.  With the Goodnight Moon book kindly being sent over by Macmillan Children’s Books, we received both a board book perfect for Piglet to enjoy as well as a paperback version of the book too.

Having two copies of the book allowed me to squeeze in an extra session of reading practice with Tigger, as we took it in turns to read a few pages of the story at a time.  With the layout of the book showcasing a double page spread of colourful illustrations, followed by a double page spread of black and white illustrations – alternating throughout the book.  You can guess at which pages that Tigger wanted to read aloud.

Enjoying the story of the young rabbit attempting to delay bedtime together gives us that extra time as a family.  As well as giving Tigger the opportunity to further his reading practice and gain confidence at reading aloud.  Piglet who loves her books is always a happy recipient of a story or two no matter what time of the day it is – Luckily for her, she has two willing siblings who are on hand to sit down and re-read the story time and time again.

Goodnight Moon // Sleep Tips

The paperback copy of the Goodnight Moon story features some top tips for peaceful bedtimes.  Even though I have always adopted a bath, book, bed routine with my children the tips were still helpful.  Advising parents to ensure that power nap doesn’t happen, having sleep triggers in place and how reading to your child before bed can be one of the best aids to help them relax after a busy day of activities.

Goodnight Moon // Where Can I Buy It?

The Goodnight Moon classic story is available to buy from Amazon and all other good retailers.  Available in a choice of a board book, paperback, Kindle, and audio.

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10 Comments

  1. September 18, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    This book sounds great. I had never heard if it before now but it sounds fab

  2. September 19, 2017 / 8:10 am

    We love Goodnight moon it’s one of our favourite books. Never thought about using it fir reading practice .. will be digging it out tonight.

  3. September 19, 2017 / 10:17 am

    What a fab book, I’ll have to get it for my sister in law. She’s expecting her first child at the moment x

  4. September 19, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I love the sound of this book, we’ve started to buy books for our LO to explore , she’s 6 months but different textures and colours are helpful!

  5. September 19, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I can not remember the cartoon I watched where they read the goodnight moon book and thought it was quite lovely

  6. September 19, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Sounds like a lovely book. Ill have to look into it for younger family members. Thanks for sharing.

  7. September 19, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    My eldest used to have the same story night in, night out. We now mix it up (thankfully!) although the number of stories is increasing each week!

  8. September 20, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Wow, how is it 70 years old? Such a classic. Always good to have a consistent bedtime routine with a book – really helps children with their reading

  9. September 21, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Sounds like the perfect bedtime story 🙂

  10. Thena
    September 23, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    One of our favorite books to read together. Great job!!

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