This has been my favorite new discovery lifesaver for bedtime. Our routine has gotten out of whack again with all the craziness of the holidays. Suddenly I realized it was the first week of January and we were still acting like the holidays were directly on us. Anyway, I needed a better plan for winding down. All their books are in a large basket now in the family room. I was sick of them ripping or tearing or whatever them so I wanted them in a safe spot. Before bed we have a small snack and drink on a wonderful fleece blanket and I read stories, lots of stories. They are super responsive and don’t put up a fight when I tell them reading time is over. It is then brush teeth and hop into bed and we are done. I pull out the book picnic when they are having a hard day and just need a distractor. It’s fun for them and me. They just get as sweet as can be and kind and it’s a really nice way to end the day.