This book soared rapidly up the Amazon sales ranks in the first couple of weeks after its launch, and was recommended by Amazon as “Number 1 New Release in ‘Sleep Disorders’.”
The critics said:
“This charming fairytale … is interwoven with psychological sleep-inducing techniques which are astonishingly effective. ‘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. Children … can fall asleep easily while listening to the tale of Misti the Kitty.”
~ The Children’s Book Review
The Kitten Who Wants to Fall Asleep
A Story To Help Children Go To Sleep
Book #1 of The Kitten Who … Series
For children aged 18 months to 6 years.
Illustrated by Elizabeth Alger
Children sometimes find it hard to fall asleep. What if you could read them a bedtime story incorporating powerful psychological methods to help them fall asleep quickly, easily and without drugs?
Psychological sleep induction techniques 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.
Such methods are well-known and can be found in libraries or by searching for ‘psychological sleep techniques’ on the Internet.
This book also uses the hypnotic power of rhyme and rhythm. 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.
The rhyming is as important as the rhythm.
Children love poems that rhyme. For them, rhyming words make poetry fun and memorable. They can fall asleep much more easily while listening to the tale of Misti the Kitty.
“Misti, a kitten, wants very much to go to sleep, but she has many things on her mind. Fortunately, she has a fairy grandmother who’s eager to help her and her friend (the reader) drift off. …A soothing, slumber-inducing story for young readers….”~ Kirkus Reviews
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.
Did you know…?
Did you know that World Sleep Day is celebrated on the Friday of the second full week of March? It is an annual event organized by the World Association of Sleep Medicine. World Sleep Day aims to celebrate the benefits of good, healthy sleep.
Through World Sleep Day the WASM raises awareness of sleep disorders, and their better understanding and preventability. Sleep problems are a global epidemic that threaten health and quality of life for as much as 45% of the world’s population.
ISBN: 978-0987555403 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1925110845 (paperback)
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