One of my favorite things to with the kids before bedtime is to sing together. Paired with reading, it really calms them down and is just so soothing. I love when I find children’s books that I can sing to the kids. They often learn the words and sing along with me.
Let me preface this review by saying a) I have a horrible voice and b) my kids will only think this time is “soothing” until they realize how bad my voice is. I have to cherish these moments of cuddling, sweetness and sibling cooperation while they last!
Puff the Magic Dragon (the children’s board book by author Lenny Lipton) is by far the most beautifully illustrated children’s book we currently own. Vibrant, colorful, soft, and flowing imagery blend together to create a captivating experience for little ones. Filled with lots of visual details, each page has so much to see, and yet beautifully done without being too busy. Props to illustrator Eric Puybaret.
After singing along to this book for many nights, my kids now both know the words and often sing with me. This is often Layla’s first choice when she decides to pick a bedtime story. My son will often smile and say “oh no…not this one”, and yet he sings right along and often asks to read it again. He has such a sweet and sensitive side, and this book really brings that out. Available online and at many bookstores, I can guarantee you will cherish Puff the Magic Dragon as much as we already have.