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Author: Dwell Studios | Illustrator: Dwell Studio
Publisher: Blue Apple Books
Year Distributed: 2014 - 2015
Availability: Past Books
Themes/Topics: Animals, Bedtime
Simple text invites the reader to look under lift-up flaps to find various creatures as they go to sleep at night in the forest.
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?
As you and your child work to establish bedtime routines, it is always good to have a favorite bedtime book on hand. This wonderful book's repeated use of the word "goodnight" will hopefully lead your child to a rhythm of sleep. The thick flaps are easy for small hands to grasp, and after repeated readings, your child may be able to guess who is getting sleepy behind each flap.
Your child may be becoming more involved in your reading time, from pointing to pictures to helping you turn the pages. Show your child how to lift the flap on the book to reveal the sleepy animals. Let them do it on every page if they are interested. This will make him feel more involved and connected to the book. You can also use this book to help with your bedtime routine. As your child is settling into bed, you can remember together how the moose, frogs, and geese all were sleepy. Maybe you can say goodnight to all the animals you can remember from the book. It might make your child feel more comfortable at bedtime to know that all those animals are going to sleep, just like them.
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