Bo et Obi's Diary: #bedtime story...

If there is one lovely activity that I enjoy so much with the kids, then reading bedtime story will be on top of my list ...of course besides cooking, swimming, snorkeling and shopping with them :D..

Cuddling comfortably in bed, choosing our favorite books...

Hmmm...so relaxing...

Fantasizing how it's like to be in fairy tale...or how busy it was in the garage...or how we have to save the planet...and sooo many more...

Bo et Obi enjoy that pretty much..although sometimes I have to join their pillow fight and jumping-on-the-mattres session before we can even have a decent time to hear some stories :D..really admire their energy, by the way...after a day full of school and play time with friend, near bed time and they are still in playful mode :D..

Bo usually chooses the book ...and Obi will follow...

Wanna know their favorite books?

Here they are...

1. Busy Garage, written by Melanie Joyce, illustrated by Sue King...



Lovely story about Sam the mechanic and Sid the apprentice...I dunno why, but Bo seems to like everything abour cars, including repairing them..is it a sign? well :D...

2. Juz'amma Bergambar untuk Anak, edited by Hariyadi and illustrated by KeMot



I just recently introduced this colorful book to Bo et Obi since we moved to Jakarta, Indonesia. I love it! Colorful pages filled with short Surah from the Holly Qur'an...teaching us (including Mama et Bapak) about all the good things through the meanings of those surah....Kids friendly and highly recommended!

3. Jimmy's Snow Book by Paul Dowling


How Bo loveeees snow...well, Obi was only a baby when we had our snowy chapter in Geneve :D..Through this book, he tries to remember how it feels to live in winter...snow everywhere and fun, fun, fun...well, mama misses it, too, Bo :D....


4. Touch and Feel FARM, published by DK Book



And here comes Obi's favoriteeee....touch and feel...and make mommy make those funny sounds of animals hehehe...I am never that good in mimicing or imitating animals' sound..but I do try hard haha...Udi, my hubby, is faaar better than me in this department :D..

5. Clemence and his Noisy Little Fire Engine, written by Jessica Spanyol


Whooaa there...this book is noisy indeed :D..Full of nenaah, nenaah, neenaaah..beep beep ...the sound of fire engine! Clemence has successfully brings noisy lil Mama Bo et Obi who can get too excited in the bedroom while reading this book. Love the illustrations as well :D...


6. Moi, la chenille, by Tim Weare


This is one of the not-so-many-books in French that Bo wants to read...Well, Bo used to speak French very well as we spent some time in Geneve, but he's too shy to speak in French again..I know he still understands it, just shy, hiks...well, this baby book tells us about the journey of a caterpillar, before it turns into a lovely butterfly. Then we usually talk about what Bo et Obi would like to be when they grow up. Quand je serai grande.....

7. Earthy Love, by Gavin Coates


This book tells us about beautiful things we love in this planet! How we love the skies, the sun, the clouds and the rain...trees and flowers, animals...people as well. I bought this book in the UN bookshop and instantly love it :D>..Kids are aware of the importance of loving and preserving the planet, as well as loving different kind of people. AT the very end, there is a one special page with mirror-like sticker, so we can see ourselves..and the page says I love you,..Usually the kids will say that....aaaah, so sweet :D,,,

Well, those are only a few books that Bo et Obi love to have for bedtime stories...

I keep them in our bedroom since they seem to be my kid's favorite. I know, there are moreeee books they also like to read :D. And I introduce more of books in Bahasa Indonesia for Bo as he can read by himself know. It's a bit confusing sometimes as I still read them those English and French books, while at school, Bo is using Bahasa Indonesia more frequently. I promise myself to get Bo et Obi more books in Bahasa Indonesia. I notice there are many of good Indonesian books for kids nowadays...

I gotta to admit, though....
Since coming back to Jakarta, my works get busier and busier. Sometimes I am drop dead tired and have no energy to read them stories. Thanks to the works and traffic (most of the time), I arrive home quite late and all of us are tired already or it was way passing bed time. But whenever I can, I will always try to do it. Good thing that Bo can read now, so sometimes he showed my his home works and books he likes and read them to us :D...

Hopefully we can keep this good habit for more...

Okay, Bo et Obi....choose one of your favorite books now :D>...



10 comments:

  1. I love snuggling with my boys reading, but my oldest is nine and he likes to read to himself these days (boo hoo). My little man likes to read books about super heroes and every now and then I can sneak in Goodnight Moon still.

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    1. I can imagine...my boy is only 7 and he shows me that 'leave-me-alone-sign' sometimes hiiks..good that we have the youngest one still clinging to mommy :D..but once in bed, we snuggled together with at least one book ..

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  2. My girls are teenage already. As long as I sit around them, everything is okey. :D

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    1. Lucky you maak..I still have to wait for some more years before they reach that point..but I love doing it,tho'...sooo comforting :D...

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  3. i like kid's book, interesting...nice info :)

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    1. kids' books are soooo lovely...I enjoy all of them, even till now :D...

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  4. I love it because now when I'm too tired to read to them, my oldest reads to the youngest. Then he reads to himself. I love that he loves to read.

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    1. I can't wait till my oldest son will do that for us :D...It's tricky to make kids love ready, but I love kids' books nowadays...colorful and full of good messages :)..

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  5. Dari semua buku itu, belum satupun yg aku punya untuk Daffa & Abyan. hahaha.. anak2ku lbh suka buku tentang antariksa dan dinosaurus ;)

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    1. hahaha...yang penting anak-anak sukaaaa :D...apapun pilihan merekaaa :D...

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