“Relax-a-bye Baby,” by Mimi Sommers takes children through relaxation exercises. First they get comfortable, then they do a lion’s roar, then they wiggle their toes and feet and relax them. Eventually they move up the whole body until they are relaxed and starting to fall asleep. I think I might need someone to read this one to me. $17.95 from Angus Macgregor Books.
“Guardian of Dreams,” by Wendy Torrel is a beautiful book about how to get back to sleep after a nightmare. It’s the 10th anniverary of the book, which came out as a reaction to 9/11 after kids were still having nightmares and didn’t know how to deal with what they were feeling. It also includes some pre-reading and post-reading activities you can do with your children if they are having trouble with nightmares. $14.95 from White Tulip Publishing.