We are celebrating a new book release from the creator of Goodnight Moon thanks to our sponsor HarperCollins!
We escaped Boston for the weekend and the kids are camped up with their grandparents and great-grandparents and never want to leave. My dad’s parents live with my parents and my mom’s mom has been staying with them for the fall so it has been wonderful to make the short drive up to New Hampshire and have FIVE grandparents under one roof!
Lincoln loves playing with toys in the basement, building block towers in the living room, and playing on the swing set but every night before bed he loves to curl up on the couch in his room with someone and read stories before bed. Sometimes it’s one of my parents and sometime’s it’s one of his great-grandparents.
At bedtime they might start with a new book or two but we always like to end on old favorites (with bonus points for soothing sleep centered stories like the classic Goodnight Moon). We recently got a hold of the new padded version of Goodnight Moon (that Adelaide can’t rip!) and it is so fun to have a story that was around for my grandma to read to my mom, that she also read to her grandkids, and now to her great-grand kids!
I remember sleepovers at Grandma’s house when I was little; We’d bake a yummy treat together in the evening and then she’d let me pick out one of her tee shirts to wear as a nightgown. We’d curl up and read stories or she’d share memories about her childhood as I drifted off to sleep. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that my kids are starting to make these memories with the people that matter most to me.
Do you remember falling asleep to Goodnight Moon as a kid? Isn’t it fun to read books you remember to your own children? I love sharing old favorites with Lincoln and Adelaide and we have fun pointing out all the objects in Clement Hurd’s drawings in Goodnight Moon (well, Lincoln does…Adelaide mostly likes turning the pages by herself).
Recently we’ve also been adding Good Day, Good Night (book trailer,), a previously unpublished picture book from Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown. It has the same signature word pattern from Goodnight Moon and beautiful illustrations from Loren Long ….and is perfect for right before bed.
You can also grab the fun activity booklet if you want some ideas of things to do with your kids after you read the book (if you’re not doing it right before bed – or you want to have a conversation together before you child falls asleep).
And who wants a giveaway?
HarperCollins will send one of you a fun prize pack with the following:
- Copies of Good Day, Good Night and Goodnight Moon
- Good Day, Good Night– themed event kit
- a cute bunny rattle (pictured) by KidsPreferred.
Just comment below with a favorite childhood memory or something you loved doing with your grandparents and you’re entered to win!