A sweet bedtime story that is so much more than an ordinary bedtime story, Good Night Yoga, by Mariam Gates, and illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder, will help not only children prepare for bedtime, but provides a calming, relaxing time for parents, too. I wish I had had this book when my daughter was little.
The book provides short sentences suitable for children that encourage them to do relaxing stretches and breathing (along with mom or dad). At the end is a brief relaxation technique to read to your child that helps them to regulate their breathing, and begin to feel sleepy. I believe I’ll try it myself!
Hinder’s illustrations are some of the most beautiful I have seen in a while. Children will love them. You will, too.