We’re excited to have Sara from Tea Collection guest posting on our blog today. Tea Collection is an online children’s clothing boutique that embodies the spirit of adventure and world culture.
Just like skipping breakfast, the absence of a bedtime ritual can make evenings unpleasant and meager. Countless studies uphold the benefits of bedtime rituals including lowered stress levels, longer more restful sleep, and happier kids. Including books into the bedtime ritual not only adds to the fun and adventure, but has shown to increase a child’s reading levels, language skills, and even increase their chances of attending college. At Tea, we polled our staff about the bedtime rituals they cherish. Read their answers below:
“I had trouble sleeping as a kid after my parents moved and I had to transfer schools. In order to fall asleep I started reading before bed. Since then, I’ve been an avid reader and a sound sleeper!” – Lisa, Brand & Marketing
“Every evening before bed my mom would sit on the corner of my bed and read me poetry from famous worldly poets. Now, nearly 20 years later, I still love repeating certain stanzas to myself before I fall asleep.” – Katie, HR & Finance
“My favorite bedtime book was Goodnight Moon. Even though my parents read it to me hundreds of times, they always made the moment special with fun voices and expressions.” – Michelle, Marketing
“When my nephews were younger, I would tuck them into bed and say, ‘now you’re snug as a bug in a rug. I loved having this nightly ritual with them. We’re so close that they still call me weekly even though they’re in college.” – Margaret, Planning & Operations
“After a long day at work, I enjoy being able to unwind with my boys by taking part in a simple bedtime routine: bath time, brush teeth, and a book. It’s the perfect way for me to end my day as well.” – Jeff, Marketing
Bedtime rituals may vary from each household, but they all center one important aspect: quality time. What’s your bedtime ritual? Share the answer below for a chance to win a pair of Tea Collection pajamas and two bedtime books from Chronicle: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Twelve Dancing Princesses.
To learn more about Tea Collection, visit teacollection.com. Get a 15% discount off any order $50 or more by using the code CHRONICLE15. This offer expires 12/16/2011. To get a behind the scene look at Tea, visit their blog or Facebook page.
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