Do you know what my favorite part of the day is? It’s the moments that lead up to bedtime. Even when the day is chaotic and the kids are crazy, we settle down and have our routine at bedtime. I believe that this time is SO important! There are 3 things I make sure we do every single night, and I believe it sets my children up for success!
Every night after my kids take a bath and put their PJs on, we do the 3 B’s: brush their teeth, read books, and go to bed. And when I say go to bed, I mean they go to bed early. I actually put my toddler to bed at 6:30 and my older boys to bed at 7:30. We try so hard to make this routine a priority because it helps them settle down and keeps everything consistent. We’ve done this routine since they were babies.
Today I’m excited to tell you about a fun challenge for parents with kids called Read2Me Tonight. Scholastic and Orajel™ teamed up to encourage you all to make reading out loud and brushing teeth a priority for your families’ bedtime routines. To make it easy, they are giving you a free eBook to read with your kids called The Three Bees. This is such a cute book! My boys loved reading it and ask to read it now before bed! In the book, the bees learn the importance of the nightly routine: brush, book, and bed!
I know that your kids have favorite books they like to read, but I’m excited to tell you that Scholastic is sharing their list of 100 Best Read-Aloud Books! Also on the Read2Me Tonight site, you’ll find essential articles from the editors of Scholastic Parents. These are amazing resources!
Do you have a good oral health routine with your little one? This is SO important to establish to help prevent tooth decay and keep teeth healthy and strong. Orajel™ PAW Patrol™ products are a great way to transition your little one to fluoride toothpaste to help protect against cavities to keep young teeth and gums healthy. When I had my 4-year-old try out this toothpaste, he said this was the BEST toothpaste he’s ever had. (And he’s quite picky about which toothpaste he likes!)
Now I’m going to challenge YOU to take on the Read2Me Tonight Challenge. Just simply take a photo or video of yourself reading out loud to your child during your bedtime routine, upload it here, and you can have a chance to win all 100 Best Read-Aloud Books and a PAW Patrol™ “Brushers Bundle” from Orajel™. Amazing!! Oh and if you want extra chances to win, simply share your entry on social media.
I hope you’ll join me in reading aloud to your little ones on that day and every day! Don’t forget to join the challenge and sign up to win the 100 Read-Aloud Books and the “Brushers Bundle”. This challenge will last until the end of March. Happy Reading and I hope you’ll try out the 3 B’s.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by ORAJEL™. The opinions and text are all mine.