What better time to celebrate the love of reading to your child than World Book Day. We have lots of books at home but it’s always lovely to have access to new reading material to keep the boys interest captured. There is nothing quite like snuggling in with your child at the end of a busy day, getting lost in a good adventure and enjoying that precious time reading together.
For the boys a book is an important part of their bedtime routine, since they were very little it has signalled to them that sleep is drawing near. It now acts as a natural cue that it’s almost time to close their eyes and go off to the land of nod. We have been seeing what DisneyLife offered in terms of books and the comprehensive selection has seen the boys more eager than usual to get tucked up in bed just to see what book they can have next.
A delightful tale before bed really helps calm children, the soothing voice of a reading parent and the quieter environment means even those who normally fight bedtime find it hard to resist. The luxury with some of the DisneyLife books is that you can use the read along option if needed. For example if you have more than one child to get ready for bed, you can set them off one with a story to continue getting the other child ready. The word for word narration cleverly highlights each word in red so that children can be assisted with learning to read whilst unwinding with a charming story and it certainly makes it easier juggling multiple children at bedtime!
There is an enchanting range of books and it’s easy to find one by topic like monsters (only friendly ones of course!) or pretty princesses or instead looking for a particular character your child admires. The books range in difficulty with material for preschoolers, easy readers and those who are more confident and prefer a novel before bed. I have liked introducing my boys to the classic Disney stories that I loved as a child and they have also been drawn to more recent characters like Phineas & Ferb and the Incredibles.
Here eldest is enjoying another DisneyLife bedtime story, ending the day with a positive moment. My children will hopefully look back fondly at all that quality time we spent together, I for one cherish it.
The new Time to Read feature means its simple to find a book most suited to your child's reading level. Progression through the stages is very clear and your child can become more competent at a speed they are comfortable with, staying with a particular level until they feel ready to proceed. If they need encouragement or are reluctant readers starting with an easier book may help them gain confidence as they realise they can manage that and want to learn more.
We were gifted with a six-month subscription in exchange for our thoughts.