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5 Must-Have Kids Bedtime Stories One of the most beneficial activities you can do with a child is to read to them. Studies have shown that reading to your child, starting from infancy, can increase their reading ability and improve cognitive function. Reading continues to positively impact children’s lear- ning capabilities until they are around ten or eleven years old. Reading together is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to slow down, connect, learn and grow. There are thousands of books to choose from and they cover every genre and topic you can imagine. The most common time of day to read together is at night and it can be helpful to find stories that facilitate the goal of bedtime. The list below details five great bedtime stories for kids that you should consider adding to your collection: On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman A parent recalls the world on the night of their child’s birth and how all creatures celebrated their arrival. The I Love You Book by Todd Parr This book illustrates how, no matter what, love remains constant through the happy times, sad times, and all the times in between. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak A young boy is sent to bed without supper and finds himself in a world of wild things. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton Guess How Much A crew of animals walk the I Love You by Sam reader through their silly McBratney bedtime routine. A young bunny tries to ex- press just how much they love their parent, but their parent can always show it just a little bit more. Allison DeStefano Lellos M.Ed, INHC, CIHC The owner of Allison Lellos Holistic Wellness where she provides wellness coaching for mothers and families, and a regular contributor for Raise Vegan magazine. www.allisonlelloshw.com @alellos_wellness RAISEVEGAN.COM Raise Vegan 51