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Peter rabbit By Amanda Ponzar

One of the fun things about being a parent? Reading bedtime stories. Not only have I learned more about trucks and tools (circular saws, needle-nose pliers, flat-head screwdrivers) than I ever wanted to know, but I’ve reconnected with precious childhood memories.

Here are a few old favorites:

  • Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, and all the Beatrix Potter classics
  • Winnie the Pooh, that silly old bear, and his "hunny" love and tummy rumblingsWinnie
  • Curious George, and the man with the yellow hat
  • Corduroy
  • Little Bear, making birthday soup or looking for mermaids
  • Little Critter and all his little critter stuff
  • The Berenstain Bears, especially Papa Bear and the rhymes

Swimmy Here are a few new favorites:

  • Herbert the Lion
  • Hondo and Fabian
  • Swimmy
  • Sammy the Seal

And of course, we can’t get away from Bob the Builder and Veggie Tales

Tales of kingdom A few other great finds were reconnecting with The Droodles Ten Commandments and The Droodles Proverbs, receiving You Are Special from my parents, and most importantly rediscovering the incredibly beautiful Tales of the Kingdom, Tales of the Resistance and Tales of the Restoration. Who wouldn’t love the stories of Hero (formerly scar boy), Princess Amanda and the Dragon, and the Apprentice Juggler? These stories show what love really is, what it means to follow your inner drummer and where true value lies. Wow. Good stuff.

Little engine My eyes were tearing up, but of course, that also happens when The Little Engine that Could makes it over the mountain and the funny little clown shouts hurray. So, hurray for children's stories, and all the good nights (and days) they bring.

(You can buy all these stories on Amazon.com.)


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My toddler love sleeping beauty a lot. I have to read it for here every night.


This is one of the best parts of parenting. I love reading my own kids to sleep. Plus, I enjoy all the stories myself!

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How wondeful to get to read all the old greats again.

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