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I have told my girls since the day they could understand me that their best adventures, their greatest inspirations and their biggest problems can all be solved by falling in love with books. The escape we need sometimes, the jolt of excitement that comes with a good story and the feeling that we are not alone can all be the result of sitting down with a great story. They believe me and have found what I have told them to be true. All three are avid readers with a thirst to read more! I think one of the ways I have been so successful is that we have always had reading time during our bedtime routine. The rule is: in bed by 8. If you read, you can stay up until 8:45. If not, lights out at 8:15. They always want to stay up later and reading accomplishes that. In fact, when they are reading Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls they don’t want to put the book down. So now the begging is, ‘Can I read 10 more minutes?’
Most of the time I say yes…
These books are easy and inspirational reading with a rebel woman featured every page along with her story. Where she is from, her birth date and a quote from her are also included. One of out all time favorite things to do it for me to sit in the hallway reading stories to my girls as they all listen intently from their beds. I find that I can get them to fall asleep with a slight smile as we read of woman after woman accomplishing things they never thought they could. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls infuses our bedtime routine with positive vibes’ so that I can be excited and look forward to being inspired with my children.
Having a structured and well-rounded nighttime routine is so important. Rebel Girls gives me a positive activity to add to our nighttime routine that both the kids and I can look forward to. Especially if it is my night to read about Merritt Moore, a quantum physicist and ballerina or Johanna Nordblad, an ice diver who discovered her love of it after breaking her leg. Or Rachel Carlson, an environmentalist and author. Or… the list goes on and on.
I love that last page of each book offers my girls a chance to write their story and to draw a portrait of themselves as well. Because, as women, our stories are never over.
Have your girls discovered Rebel Girls yet?