Monday, September 24, 2018

Bedtime Stories: Three Children’s Bedtime Stories On Audio

A children's picture book that addresses a child’s fears was released for ages three to eight. It was so well received that it has been made into an audiobook and produced by Audible. Most people listen to audiobooks for entertainment while working or exercising. When a narrator reads a book, it’s easy to picture the characters interacting with one another, bringing the story to life as you or your child listens to the dynamics of the narrator. You can easily hear the anxiety or humor in the person’s voice.

Sonja Nishimoto, of Sunnie Reviews, wrote: “It is a sweet book which I think my grandkids would enjoy. It is written for younger children and shows the trust between mother and child.”

In each of these stories, a mother helps her child understand her fears at night. In Shadows In My Room, Kayla sees shadows that frighten her. When her mother notices the young girl’s anxiety, she answers all her questions about each shadow that she points to and helps her to calm down. In What’s That Noise, Amber hears noises that disturb her, such as the wind and thunder. Her mother teaches Amber to use her imagination by turning something fearful into something fun.

An extra story was added to this audio, which is not in the book. I'm Not Sleepy describes how Cason finds every way possible to get out of going to bed, such as needing a drink of water and having his mother read a book to him. With each request, he tells her that he is not sleepy.

After listening to this audiobook, Inishowen CailĂ­n from Ireland, wrote: This is a lovely book for your child to listen to at night especially if they are in any way anxious at bedtime. The stories talk through some of the most common fears little children have; scary shadows and noises, and explains them away in a cute and fun way. I also loved how the mother sang a little hymn to lull the child to sleep at the end of each story, as a signal that it was time to sleep. I can imagine that with repeated listening a child would naturally pick up on this cue as well.”

Was it difficult to listen to without a picture book? Donna Cochran wrote: “Not having the book to look at the pictures, I wasn't sure how much I would like it. But I'm happy to say that I was impressed! With the author's words and the voices of the narrator, I didn't need the book. The words flowed with emotion and fun.”

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