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Time For Bed

Author: Mem Fox | Illustrator: Jane Dyer

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ISBN: 9780152010669

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2007 - 2008 and 2015 - 2016

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Animals, Bedtime, Rhymes & Nursery Rhymes

As darkness falls parents everywhere try to get their children ready for sleep.

Age Group Newborn

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Recognizing familiar voices
  • Gazing at high contrast pictures
  • Looking at faces

Your little one is just getting used to the world around them. That includes getting to know YOU in a new way! Up until now, your baby has only heard your voice. Your voice is the most important thing in their world right now. Singing and talking to them as you soothe them reinforces that connection. Reading simple books, even though they don’t understand them, gives you another way of sharing your connection. As their vision develops, they will be increasingly drawn to faces. When you talk with them, putting your face within 12 inches of theirs will help them connect your face to the sound that they already love!


We love this book for its gentle rhythm.

April 13, 2022

We love the cadence of the prose in this book. When our first son was an infant, we read it to him every night to soothe him to sleep with its gentle rhythm.


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