Since the early days when my first kid was too young to even understand what I was reading, I enjoyed reading to them at bedtime. There are innumerable reasons why this is beneficial ranging from aspects of relationship to cognitive ability, so there’s really no excuse not to do it. It doesn’t have to stop as they grow older either. Just change the subject or age level of the books.
Because our family focuses on adventure in everything that we do, Bear Grylls is not only a big part of our lives, but a focal piece of our bedtime tales. He’s not really there, and we’ve never met him, but we’re certainly open to that (in case you’re reading this, Bear).
Awhile back we read Facing Up, one of his earliest books, that detailed his summit climb of Everest in his twenties, and the boys loved it!
Our current bedtime read is A Survival Guide for Life- How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character. This book is absolutely perfect for bedtime reading as each chapter is only a few pages long and focuses on a particular character trait. Even with the short chapters, they are powerful and quick to the point. There’s plenty of room here for you to expound on the lesson for your kids or let them ask questions or seek examples. Bear also tells a lot of his own personal stories in the chapters, some of which I’ve never heard before.
So, here’s the deal…
- Read to your kids, at night or anytime you want
- If you like adventure, read anything by Bear Grylls
- If you’re seeking character developing stories, check out Bear’s Survival Guide for Life
- If you need more adventure in your everyday life, get in touch with me
This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!