Now that the sun has gone down, it’s time to put the little ones to bed. However, bedtime might be difficult for your child. Don’t fret; a child not wanting to go to bed is normal. These fun games to play with your baby before bedtime can make getting ready to drift off to dreamland fun. Check out our list below.
Read a Bedtime Story
No matter your child’s age, they’re never too old for a bedtime story. Reading a bedtime story can help children learn lessons, morals, and values. However, one tip we recommend is to always go for picture books. It can be challenging for children to understand stories with big words or obscure descriptions if they aren’t sure how to imagine what’s going on.
Playing with Puzzles
To help your child relax, consider playing puzzle games before bed. A puzzle game can help a child concentrate on fitting the pieces together. In addition, playing with puzzles lowers a child’s heart rate and blood pressure and improves their mood. In the morning, your child will likely wake up relaxed and ready to play some more.
Talking About Your Day
This activity can also help your child feel relaxed. Talking about one another’s days is a fun activity that can open up communication and build trust between parents and their kids.
Playing with Stamps
Playing with stamps is a fun activity during the day, but it can also be fun for the family to do before bed. Being creative is a great way for your child to grow closer to you, and it allows them to explore themselves. From dinosaur stickers to fun emoji stickers, the fun never ends.
Exploring the Senses
Another fun activity to try out is sensory play. Sensory play allows children to explore their five senses. For example, you can take your child outside to swing, or you could create a sensory bin to help your little one explore different textures.
As your child learns how to get through the routine of going to bed and you learn how to ensure they sleep through the night, these fun activities don’t have to end. For parents, finding the right methods to help their children settle in for the night and wake up feeling refreshed the next day is essential.