Sing Me to Sleep: Picture Books for Bedtime

Babies love the sound of their parents' voices. Whether read or sung, lullabies are a wonderful way to bond with your child and a great way to get young children to fall asleep. Plus, kids don't care how good your voice sounds.

The words and rhythms in traditional lullabies and nursery rhymes are very simple and easy for children and adults to remember and can be passed down through the generations. In my family, my grandmother sang them to my mom, my mom sang them to me, and I sing them to my son.

So tonight, curl up with your child and read or sing one of these beautiful lullabies.

Papa nearly bends over backward trying to please his little girl in Hush, Little Baby.

Several familiar lullabies are given a bunny twist in If You Were My Bunny.

May There Always Be Sunshine is fun to read or sing, and you can add your own versus at the end.

Baby animals from around the globe are sung to sleep in this new take on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

Looking for some classic lullabies? Try Bedtime Rhymes for some soothing stories to wind down your child's day.

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