Ways to get children to relax and go to sleep, whether at naptime or nighttime. Supplies creative movement games and activities for children and parents to do together, all with the aim of calming, and relaxing children.
Every night, Jessica dreams of a sleek black wolf who chases her through a dark forest. She’s afraid to go to sleep because of these bad dreams. After consulting her parents, her teddy bear, and her own persona l “magic,” Jessica learns to overcome her fears and chase the wolf away, once and for all.… More Jessica And The Wolf – A Story for Children Who Have Bad Dreams
Scary Night Visitors helps young children understand the sources of their bedtime fears, by showing how a young boy’s scary visitors are projections of his own angry feelings toward his younger sister as well as his fear that his bad wishes might come true. He discovers that his thoughts and wishes are not as powerful as… More Scary Night Visitors: A Story For Children With Bedtime Fears
Children will love to practice “Belly Breathing” with the playful sea otters and a mermaid. Belly breathing is an effective self-calming method that can help to lower stress and anxiety, and to help with falling asleep.
Sleep is vital for children’s health, mood, behavior, and learning ability. Research shows that children with additional needs are more likely to have sleep disorders than typically developing children, and that without intervention these problems will persist. Here, a successful sleep practitioner and a health writer share their own experiences, those of other sleep experts,… More Sleep and Your Special Needs Child
When children have recurrent sleep problems, they and their families must deal with negative effects on behavior, mood, social interactions, or physical stamina. This is a step-by-step, “how to” instructions for helping children with disabilities get the rest they need. For problems ranging from bedtime tantrums to night waking, parents and caregivers will find a… More Sleep Better – A Guide To Improving Sleep For Children With Special Needs (Revised Edition)
Have difficulty falling asleep? Wake in the middle of the night? Suffer sleep terrors, sleepwalking, or nighttime fears? Have difficulty waking for school or staying awake in class? Snore, wet the bed, or head bang? In this revision, Dr.Richard Ferber, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and… More Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
Do nightly struggles to get your child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to go to sleep and stay asleep leave you frazzled and frustrated? Pinpoint and solve the problems underlying sleep difficulties and improve your entire family’s quality of life with the effective interventions found in this easy-to-understand and empathetic guide to good sleep.… More Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Frazzled Families
Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) latest tool kit: Sleep Strategies for Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide. Written by ATN sleep experts, through their participation in the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), this publication provides parents with strategies for improving sleep in children affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Like all… More Strategies To Improve Sleep In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders – A Parent’s Guide
After a scary bedtime story, Sister Bear is too frightened of the dark to shut her eyes. “Sound psychological advice and a night light help Sister conquer her fears. Children will empathize with Sister Bear. Ages 3 and up.
After watching a scary movie, both Brother and Sister Bear are troubled by nightmares until Mama and Papa explain what causes bad dreams. Ages 3 and up.
Patti Teel has created a four-week program to help children ages 3-10 fall asleep on their own, and fall back asleep independently when they awaken during the night. Seven guided relaxations help parents customize a bedtime routine to send their child peacefully into a restful and rejuvenating sleep.
There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby “cry it out,” or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don’t believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want… More The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
The value in this book is the realization that both children and parents are different. They have different temperaments, needs, family values, etc. that have to be considered in developing a sleep strategy. ‘The Sleep Book..’ offers parents options to accommodate their family’s individual values and style. Practical suggestions help ease parents and children into a… More The Sleep Book For Tired Parents: Help For Solving Children’s Sleep Problems
Bedtime is tough for many kids. If you’re a kid who dreads your bed, and are convinced that nothing short of magic will make nighttime easier, this book is for you. “What to Do When You Dread Your Bed” guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with sleep. Fears,… More What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep