Friday, 13 April 2018

Bath, Book, Bed

There are days where I feel like I am counting down until bedtime and days where I look forward to a moment of calm together at the end of a busy day.  The Book Trust are running a campaign to encourage making stories part of your bedtime routine and we have been getting crafty to make story time as fun as possible.

We decided to make our own reading den which turned out to be very messy and lots of fun! We took a large white bed sheet and some fabric paints and I let the kids go wild! Of course one mostly wanted to paint herself, one had lots of artistic ideas and one wanted to squirt as much paint as he possibly could into a very small space.  The end result was colourful and crazy and I know we can add to it when we want to.








We don't have loads of spare space, so we decided that Finn's bed could become the designated reading den.  I attached the sheet to the top with two huge elastic bands, but clothing pegs are ideal for something like this.  We used colourful ribbons and cardboard stars to make it more fun and popped some cushions along the back.  I am hoping to add some fairy lights to when the evenings get darker.  I needed something that could be put up and down easily and we can store this on a shelf and pop it up every evening to make reading time more cosy. 






The children absolutely love it and they couldn't wait for pyjamas on the first day, they wanted to dive straight in and get their books out!

The book Trust are the UK's largest children's reading charity and they are trying to encourage parents to make reading part of their child's bedtime routine, not only to help them sleep but to fuel their imagination, creativity and confidence. You can find more tips on creating a great bedtime routine over on their website!

I have a fantastic giveaway today to win this  Peppa Pig bedtime bundle pictured below, follow the simple rafflecopter instructions below.





59 comments:

  1. Don't let the Pigeon drive the bus is a favourite here!

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  2. We don't have a favourite bed time story here, changes daily.

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  3. To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers

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  4. Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? by Mick Inkpen

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  5. Goodnight mamma cant remember yhe author !

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  6. Matthew loves the gruffalo and Ellie is reading the BFG at the moment

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  7. We love most books, especially pop up books

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  8. She loves I Love You This Much because we always say I love you to the moon and back

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  9. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

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  10. My grandson likes Giraffe's can't dance.

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  11. My daughters (and mine) favourite book at the moment is More Ketchup Please by Adam Bestwick! Its great.

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  12. My son loves - 'The Bedtime Bear' by Ian Whybrow x

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  13. at the moment we are enjoying the Mr Men series

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  14. The Gruffalo...but only if Daddy does the silly voices ;)

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  15. My niece's favourite book are any Disney ones!

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  16. I Love You This Much.

    Rachel Craig

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  17. Dr Seuss my kids love all the books

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  18. I liked reading Each Peach Pear Plum :)

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  19. We're reading "Where's Spot?" a lot at the moment!

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  20. My two little ones do not have a favorite, they love all their books

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  21. My son absolutely loves Gruffalo and what the lady bird heard :)

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  22. We;re currently reading JAmes and the Giant Peach, which is affectionately known in our house as plum, peach castle.

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  23. my daughter loves igglepiggle lost his blanket

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  24. Goldilocks and the 3 bears

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  25. The Gruffalo at the moment.

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  26. My daughter loves Albie and the Space Rocket

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  27. Stickman, my little 1s love it

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  28. Julia Donaldson books such as the smartest giant in town.

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  29. It changes on a weekly bases. At the moment it's the avengers and zog

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  30. My daughter loves her Peppa pig books

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  31. We love all the Julia Donaldson books, but a special favourite is Scarecrows Wedding.

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  32. my niece loves the snail and the whale

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  33. mine loves the three little pigs

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  34. My sons favourite is 'How do dinosaurs say goodnight'

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  35. Guess how much I love you is a favourite in our home xxx

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