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Trade Bedtime Bedlam for Yoga and “Good Night, Animal World” by Giselle Shardlow

Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 06:03 AM

Good-Night-Animal-World-Front-Cover-dropshadow-231x300At GIFT, we focus on Growing Intentional Families Together in all aspects of family life. Bedtime is one of those parts of family living that can benefit from intentionality. Many kids resist ending their activities. Bedtime can be a source of tension and frustration. Nighttime routines should help to calm a rambunctious child and prepare him for sleep. This is especially important for a child who finds transitions challenging. The best routines have a predictable format and include calm interactions like reading. Consider the topic of a story. Does it help soothe a child? Or get his engine racing? Some books are better suited for other times of the day.

One excellent book to consider, Good Night, Animal World by Giselle Shardlow blends perennial kid-friendly topics—animals and other kids—with yoga. The simple, repetitive text repeats the phrase “Good Night,” to each animal. With a multicultural flair, the story travels around the world to see the animals and children in their native settings. Emily Gedzyk has created lovely illustrations using children from around the world.

Follow this link to receive a 20% discount Good Night, Animal World  which is good until 4/1/2014. Enjoy this video http://youtu.be/keIy1oMa0M4

2 Responses to “Trade Bedtime Bedlam for Yoga and “Good Night, Animal World” by Giselle Shardlow”

  1. Susan D says:

    What a sweet book! Bed time routines are a great examples of the intentionality that is often required to parent challenging children. As my children grew older, “outside noise” — boy scouts, soccer matches, piano lessons, homework — got in the way of living intentionally. This is a great reminder that, just like for little ones, we sometimes need to pull back and assess just what we are doing. Loved the book! Love the reminder that living is best done with intention.

  2. Susan D says:

    What a sweet book! Bed time routines are a great examples of the intentionality that is often required to parent challenging children. As my children grew older, “outside noise” — boy scouts, soccer matches, piano lessons, homework — got in the way of living intentionally. This is a great reminder that, just like for little ones, we sometimes need to pull back and assess just what we are doing. Loved the book! Love the reminder that living is best done with intention.


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