Every child begs for “one more story” before bed. Finally we have, clearly and gently defined by Carol Gray, The Last Bedtime Story that We Read Each Night. In tests, this has ended bedtime arguments within one night! What parent doesn’t want that?
By clearly and warmly stating that this is The Last Bedtime Story, kids rest up while reading. They know there are no more stories to be begged for. They are reading the last one. And Carol was very careful to make the book easy to read in less than one minute.
Short, sweet, reassuring, and to-the-point — this instant classic helps puts your kids to sleep. The biggest question that remains is —Why didn’t anyone think of it sooner?
It happens the same almost every night after I’m in bed…
The room is still and lights go out after this story is read.
My mom or dad may stay awake for just an hour or two.
That’s because they go to bed later than I usually do.
After children go to bed, parents read or watch TV…
but all the time, they are watching out for me.
Parents listen while I sleep, to keep me safe and sound,
And even though my eyes are closed I know they are around.
I may listen for them, too, and hear their sounds nearby,
Then all is quiet, we’re all in bed, and nighttime fills the sky.
When the lights go out and all is still and all good nights are said,
Someone is there to keep me safe after I’m in bed.