I love to read and growing up, I was the ultimate bookworm with a bookshelf heaving with novels and my nose permanently in a book. My earliest memories are of my parents reading to my brother and I before bed at night, with my dad always asking us, “what about the one about…?” before we settled on a story. There is nothing better than getting lost in the magic of a fairy-tale, where the stories stay with you for years to come and give you that delicious nostalgic feeling when you come across an old copy.
My husband and I both share a love for reading and make sure that we read to Oliver as often as we can. I try to read him before most naps and every night he has a bedtime story (or two) while he has his bottle. Evenings are my favourite though, when he’s fresh out of the bath, quiet and sleepy and snuggles up while we read a book. I hope that he will share our love of books and I hope that he too will look back on his childhood with fond memories of cuddling up in bed while we read him a bedtime story.
Reading is not only a beautiful activity that you can do with your children, but it also teaches them about communication, builds listening, memory and vocabulary skills. Conscious Bedtime Stories are all about connecting with your children, discussing the day over a sweet story, while fostering a familial sense of belonging. You are creating a conscious connection that will support your children through the rest of their lives and it’s this philosophy that really connected with me. Each beautifully illustrated story includes awkward relational moments that bring up sticky thoughts and offer situations that are common in our day to day lives. These stories are food for the soul, both young and old while offering a core life lesson that children can integrate into their daily lives. Conscious Bedtime Stories encourage us to spend those last precious minutes of the day connecting with our children with a lovable character that has something to teach us. While Oliver is still too little to understand the lessons behind the stories, we love reading them to him and he points to all the beautiful pictures.
You can click here to shop for your Conscious Bedtime Stories collection but, as one of my lovely readers, Conscious Bedtime Stories will be giving away a set of four beautiful books. Follow these easy steps to enter:
- Follow me (@bigcityboots) on Instagram
- Follow Conscious Bedtime Stories (@consciousbedtimestories) on Instagram
- Like this post on Instagram and tag three friends who’d also love to win (each comment is one entry)
- For an extra entry, share this post on Instagram (don’t forget to tag me so I can track your entries) or leave a comment below.
** Competition closes on Sunday, 20 January 2019 – winner will be announced on my Instagram stories and Facebook page. Competition is only open to South African residents. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook **
Lots of love and happy reading!