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Bedtime Bathtime

Author: Courtney Dicmas

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ISBN: 9781846436871

Publisher: Child's Play

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2018 - 2019

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Animals, Bedtime

Book Acticity

Bedtimes and bath times can be wild, especially when animal babies are involved! Sometimes messy, often chaotic and always exhausting, they offer perfect bonding opportunities. Courtney Dicma's eye for detail perfectly illustrate the fun, laughter and love shared each day in family life. This is a custom Raising Readers flip book, combining two books (ISBN's 9781846436864 and 9781846436871) for Maine children to enjoy.


Age Group 15 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Showing you how much they love reading by carrying books around and handing books to you to read
  • Answering questions by pointing with one finger, like when you ask, “Where is the squirrel?”
  • Recognizing when a book is upside down
  • Beginning to show empathy, like looking sad when viewing a picture of another child crying

Your toddler is able to communicate a great deal with a small but growing vocabulary! Their ability to point at objects to gain your attention is a huge milestone that tells you they’re aware that you have a perspective that’s different from their own. This is called “shared attention” and it’s an important part of communicating and caring for others. Books about friends and family are very interesting to your toddler and talking together about what you’re reading will increase your child’s learning.

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 15-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your toddler!

Why did we select this book?

Having a 15-month-old means having many routines! Getting dressed, having a meal, playing together, reading together, taking a bath, and going to bed. This paired set of board books offers all of these routines in one. There is lots of room for conversation and laughter when you see the animals' children appear on the pages, doing the same things you do each day.


Book Acticity
Related Activities

When you are taking a bath or preparing for bed, remind your child about the animals in the book. For example, say “I am running the water like the mama elephant” or “I am putting water on your head just like the mama elephant did with her baby. This is how elephants and little children get clean.” When you connect your child’s life with things that happen in books, books become more important to them. The more important books are to children, the stronger their reading will be when they go to school.


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