Reading Past Bedtime
Kids come up with all sorts of excuses to stay up later than bedtime (usually sudden needs for water or the bathroom). If you leave a couple of books near their bed and tell them they can stay up for another fifteen minutes and read, they may grab the opportunity to prolong the inevitable, dreaded bedtime and take a look at a book.
Tip: Don’t tell a bookworm they can stay up reading. They will never go to sleep.