When we think of Islam as a way of life, many of us often overlook how we can turn our day-to-day routines such as bedtime rituals into a source of (ibaadah) worship. While most families have a bedtime routine that consists of brushing teeth, putting on pajamas, then cuddling in bed with a story, in a Muslim household you may find that bedtime routines require a little more discipline if we want to follow the way of the Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wasallam) and get the full benefits (inshaa Allah).
Before we share the 5 things you should add in your child’s bedtime routine, you have to remember that anytime you want to start a new habit, it requires:
…patience, as every child is different and you may find that one of your children memorizes all the athkaar within a couple of days while the other one struggles. So it’s important to be patient and understanding.
You can download the free poster (HERE) that we have made to help simplify the process, which contains the adhkaars, surahs and dua’s they can read before sleeping. You can also introduce the idea to your kids through this fun video we have made 🙂
If you want to make things more interactive, you can also have your child make their own poster by:
Note: Bedtime routine tips with preschoolers
You can start some of these bedtime routines with kids as young as 2 ½, but this is only to get them familiar with it and it will require you to be very consistent until they memorize the adhkaar and dua’s. The good thing about starting early is that your child may even memorize the adhkaar by just listening to you every night.
So, what are some of the bedtime routines you can implement with preschoolers?
While there are other bedtime sunnahs, this is a good starting point, as introducing too much at once can make it overwhelming for our little ones. Once the “High-Five” is established, you can always add more to the routine further down the road inshaAllah. And as always, if you found this helpful you can join or start the discussion by commenting below.
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MashaAllah love it! May Allah reward you!
Ameen, sis jazakillah khair for the dua : ) x
Awesome idea. It’s very practicable with young minds. Jazaakillah khayr for sharing.
Wa iyaaki, sis x
This is amazing allahuma baarik such great idea and easy to follow and make it bedtime routine?
JazakAllahu Khair Sister. Alhamdullilah you found it helpful 🙂