09/21/2007 AT 10:55 AM EDT
fills his kids' days with singing and dancing, but says the time he cherishes most is bedtime.
"It is a really special time, a time I value and it's that one-on-one time where you really ask the questions and I want to make sure they have that," the 43-year-old actor told Good Morning America
's Diane Sawyer on Friday.
The ritual stems from Pitt's own childhood, which he told Sawyer about in 1997 on ABC's Primetime
. "The three of us siblings, we'd jump in our beds, separate rooms, and we'd all be yelling for [mom], because she'd take turns coming from room to room, right? And we'd just talk for hours sometimes. Just talk," he said.
One thing Pitt, 43, doesn't want to pass on to his kids – Maddox, 6, Pax, 3, Zahara, 2, and Shiloh, 1 – are his dance moves.
"We hope they're not soaking up our moves because they'd be seriously lacking in their future. We'll get them some proper training," he said of himself and partner Angelina Jolie
. "There's a lot of dancing around the house, a lot of music time."
In terms of what they dance to, Pitt says: "Wheels on the bus and there's, you know, five monkeys jumping on a bed – [singing] no more monkeys jumping on the bed!"
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