Book Review of The Middle of the Night Book
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Stef Tousignant
Illustrated by Go Go Luna
Ages 0+ | 24 Pages
Publisher: Parent Differently Books | ISBN-13: 9780578744278
What to Expect: Sleep, bedtime, body awareness, meditation
Whether you are a baby, a toddler, or a great big grown-up, getting to sleep can be challenging. Luckily, the moon is looking down on Earth, keeping watch to ensure all the sleepy heads of the world are taken care of! Getting to sleep is all about relaxing the mind and calming the body. From your toes to your fingers, arms, and eyes, you can learn how to prepare your body for sleep with soothing meditation that helps your body shut down for the night. When you’ve drifted gently into dreams, the Moon can say goodnight!
We don’t often think of sleep as something that needs to be taught; however, learning self-soothing and relaxation techniques to help the body get ready for sleep can be invaluable for young people as a skill to carry through life. Written in simple language that works for even the youngest listeners, The Middle of the Night Book is perfect as a read-aloud meditation to help young children learn to relax for sleep. This book, which uses the well-known full-body scan meditation technique, is sure to help restless bodies feel sleepy in no time. Soothing illustrations in dark, dreamy blues and purples create an atmosphere of safety, calm, and comfort.
The Middle of the Night Book is a lovely introduction to meditation for young readers and great for bedtime reading routines.
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About the Author
Stef Tousignant is a gratitude advocate and parenting expert. She is the author of the bedtime book “The Middle of the Night Book” and a professional nanny of 20+ years. Caring for hundreds of children made her realize she was not alone with her internal demands to be a ‘good’ parent by putting her happiness on hold so that her kids could live full and rich lives.
Burned-out parents everywhere rely on her mindfulness tools and honest blog posts found at ParentDifferently.com. It’s her hope to normalize imperfect parenting by sharing her journey and the gifts a committed gratitude practice can bring to modern family life.
You’ll often find her driving home in her 1974 VW Bug to her two loud sons and her two even louder cats (and her much quieter high school sweetheart) – all waiting to ask her “What’s for dinner?” in their cozy house amongst the California Redwoods.
For more information, visit https://parentingwithgratitude.com/.
Read our exclusive interview: Stef Tousignant Discusses The Middle of the Night Book
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