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not your typical bedtime routine. also in the comments - When we were kids growing up,our bedtime was always at 8, but if we were in bed by 7:30, we could stay up reading until 8:30. It not only taught us that reading was a reward and not a punishment, but it also got us in bed earlier – extra bonus points for mom!
A great list of activities to help kids wind down before bedtime - love that it's broken up by age group (toddlers, preschoolers, school aged kids)