Article provided by Leaves of Gold Press
The Children’s Book Review | March 28, 2016
Amazon’s number 1 new release in ‘Sleep Disorders’!
Children sometimes find it hard to get to sleep. What if you could read them a bedtime story incorporating powerful psychological methods to help them fall asleep quickly, easily and without drugs?
This charming fairytale, The Kitten Who Wants to Fall Asleep, is interwoven with psychological sleep-inducing techniques which are astonishingly effective. They include:
- putting aside your thoughts until the following day
- breathing deeply
- slowing down
- visualizing a safe and peaceful place
- imagining a descent with the sensation of sinking
- progressive muscle relaxation
- using sleep-triggering words
- employing the ‘infectiousness’ of yawning
The Kitten Who Wants To Fall Asleep also uses the hypnotic power of rhyme and rhythm. Throughout history, songs and lullabies have traditionally been used to lull children to sleep. ‘Hypnotic’ poetry works in much the same way.
The poems in this book are in the relaxing, calming rhythm called 3/4 time, better known as ‘waltz time’. All parents know that gentle, rocking rhythms can soothe a child. What’s more, the rhyming is as important as the rhythm. Children love poems that rhyme. For them, rhyming words make poetry fun and memorable.
The book comes complete with beautiful watercolor illustrations, by celebrated children’s artist Elizabeth Alger.
Author Cecilia Egan is the mother of three daughters. She has written numerous children’s books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her stories have been read aloud on ABC television’s ‘Playschool’ program, and are popular right across the globe.
Just as children respond to Forssen Ehrlin’s sleep-inducing story of Roger the Rabbit (the inspiration for this book), they can fall asleep easily while listening to the tale of Misti the Kitty.
Age Range: Adults to read to children 3 – 8 years
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