The Goodnight Caterpillar: A Relaxation Story for Kids Introducing Passive Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Breathing to Improve Sleep, Manage Stress, and Calm Worries


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Author: Lite, Lori

Edition: 3rd

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 16

EAN: 9781937985004

Release Date: 01-11-2011

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedVeryGood

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description The Goodnight Caterpillar is a relaxation story introducing young children to passive progressive muscular relaxation and breathing. Progressive muscle relaxation focuses awareness on various muscle groups to create a complete resting of the mind and body. The caterpillar teaches the child how to relax, unwind, and see things more clearly. This story is shorter making it ideal for younger children or those with a shorter attention span. Children love to take a deep breath and send a relaxation signal to various parts of their body to unwind and relax with this easy exercise known as progressive muscular relaxation. The technique focuses awareness on various muscle groups to create a complete resting of the mind and body. It can lower stress and anxiety levels and can also be used to decrease pain as an alternative or complimentary treatment. This encouraging story quiets the mind and relaxes the body so your child can enjoy relaxation and fall asleep peacefully. This story is shorter making it ideal for younger children or those with a shorter attention span. The Goodnight Caterpillar is also featured on the Indigo Dreams Audio/CD. It is also available in several eBook formats. Note to Parent: Children relate to this stressed out caterpillar that has been rushing about and feels overwhelmed by his busy schedule. You and your child will be amazed at how relaxing this technique is. I still use it for falling asleep and to calm myself before stressful moments. Every child has a different emotional maturity, attention span, and need. While the stories are best suited for ages 4-9, do not let this be your primary reason for selecting. You know your child best and remember this is not about the reading level. The focus is on the actual techniques. Review "A great way for children to slow down in our fast-paced world. A peaceful way to end long days". -- Blair Tate PhD., School Psychologist
"In her imaginative way Lori creates captivating characters who engage the reader in a journey of relaxation and self-awareness" -- Maggie Sky, M.A., Coordinator of Relaxation for Young People
"The Goodnight Caterpillar is the perfect addition to our bedtime ritual. My child watches every muscle in his body relax". --Andrea, a parent
The Goodnight Caterpillar takes children on a wonderful journey while providing them with relaxation techniques. My students remain engaged in the story and colorful pictures which allow them to release tension and learn to relax. --Dr. Jodi DiNatale, School Psychologist, Boston MA
About the Author Stress Free Kids founder Lori Lite is a freelance blogger, social media strategist, parenting expert, and successful entrepreneur. Her line of books and CDs are designed to help children, teens, and adults decrease stress, anxiety, and anger. Ms. Lite’s books, CDs, and lesson plans are considered a resource for parents, psychologists, therapists, child life specialists, teachers, doctors, and yoga instructors. Lori’s award winning books received national attention on Shark Tank and her sort after accessible tips have been featured in hundreds of publications to include: CNN Living, Real Simple Magazine, USA Today, Family Circle, Working Mother Magazine, and Web MD. For more information visit Stress Free Kids and for daily advice follow Lori on Twitter and Facebook.

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