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"Can't get your terrified kids off to sleep? Snuggle up, imagine that your body is made of jelly and breathe in and out to the ethereal music and Christiane Kerr¿s dulcet tones. Although the second of the three tracks is an adventure in space, the aliens are friendly and the wonders of the planets are entrancing. By the Sea offers no pirates, just soothing water and building a sandcastle with whorled cockleshells. Snowflake is probably equally soothing, but I was fast asleep by then." (The Times)
I only joined audible yesterday and this was one of the first two CD's I bought. When I downloaded it, I never thought that it would work this wonderfully with my Kids.
I am a mother of four kids,11 years old girl,9 years old boy ,6 years old boy and 3 months old baby girl.The eldest three are very active and bed time is simply a daily nightmare for me with them.I really feel exhausted by the time I get them to sleep after that much of shouting and screeming when soft talk doesn't work.I have always run out of ideas to get them to sleep and it even got worse when I had to come to UK this year for my further studies because the flat I am living in is too small for them compared to the one we had back home.Changing the environment has made them even more excited about their school, their friends and their activities not to mention the nice city we live in in Scotland to the extent that going to sleep became such a difficult time for both of us.
We usually have fun in every thing we do throughout the day except the bedtime.I feel very upset after having to shout at them to take me seriously about going to bed especially that I know that these memories last for life.Yesterday I came across this CD and decided to give it a try.I have just finished playing it to them and for the first time in years I have had a nice wonderful bedtime with them listening to the CD.They have loved it soo much that they kissed me for it and begged me to make it part of their everyday bedtime rituals.I was so happy that I have decided to write the review right away for the mothers who have the same problem as I used to have.It really works wonders as I equally enjoyed it with them.
Works really well for my 3 year old, especially the last story, gets her really dozy and ready for sleep, BUT, at the end of the bloomin' story, right after the calm music fades away, all you hear is a loud American voice "AUDIBLE HOPES YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS STORY" which is not what I want right at the end of a relaxation tape. Audible why did you add this? Other than that, it's 5 stars, would recommend.
I love cats
I will rate this one million out of 10. The lady has a soothing English voice and talks directly to your child (+ me, hubby and cats), yes the cats listen as well, and uses language that a child relates to. For example, if you have any worries from school or home then place them on the worry tree, or in the boat and let them drift away etc. My child (8) will regularly ask for this especially if not a 100% well or has had a challenging day at school.. Superb.
I got this for my little girl who is four to listing to after we have read to her and had her songs but at first i lay beside her and listen with her it was very relaxing and we both fell asleep to it, she doesn't have it every night but she really enjoys it when she does and sometimes i lay with her and enjoy it too so if you are looking for somthing that can help you kids get to sleep this is great and you can also enjoy it too. happy relaxing
This is an excellent introduction to meditation for children but spoilt by very poor sound quality. Even when downloaded in the format E it is only 64kbps. The tracks have meditation sounds and audio and are not just spoken word, resulting in distractingly poor audio quality. I would pay the extra £2 and buy it in CD format...
The meditations are read so beautifully that I also enjoy listening to them with my daughter. A great little audiobook for active children that need a help winding down...
"Love The Meditations, Audible Format Only OK"
I purchased this for my kids who are 5 and 8, and they really enjoy it. I can see how it helps them wind down and relax and fall asleep. The music and voice are calm and relaxing. I highly recommend the content for your children.
Things you should consider before downloading the Audible format.
- This is in a book format, so you can't put this in a iTunes playlist with one of the tracks followed by other soothing music.
- The chapters are not labeled, so you can't easily choose the meditation you want. You can't edit the chapter names to fix this.
- A little nit-picky, but the artwork that comes with the download is not what you see on the Audible site, it's a very low resolution picture of an older artwork. The text is illegible. You can't change this.
Overall - great meditations. I wish I had found this earlier. To do it over, I would buy the CD off of Amazon instead.
"Bedtime Routine Staple"
My 4 year old son was struggling to get into a healthy bedtime routine and settle down for the night. Adding Chrisiane Kerr to our nightly routine has changed that. Both my 4 year old a 7 year old request to listen to her when they get tucked in and I don't hear a peep out of them once I hit play.
"Good for adults, too"
I have been feeling anxious lately, which has made it hard to get to sleep. I thought the sample of Bedtime Meditations sounded fun and interesting, so I decided to give it a go. I was out like a light in no time and didn't wake until morning (usually when I'm anxious and fall asleep, it's hard to stay asleep).
"Works wonders for my 5 year old boy"
I play this audio for my 5 year old boy as soon as he goes to bed. Before a chapter is half over, he is always sound asleep. Works wonders for my boy.
The author/narrator is from the UK so some of the phrasing and even terms are different than what you would hear in the US and Canada. However in my opinion this is a plus, as the unique voice (to him) has created a positive association that seems to very quickly trigger calm and sleep.
"=) thank you!"
My daughter is 8 an was having trouble at school integrating with the other kids which was effecting her sleep. These programs by Mr Kerr seem to be helping both the sleeping and the school situation because Hollie is more calm & rested & better able to use the info I am sharing with her about boundaries & dealing with other people.
"My daughter loves this"
It really helps her busy mind relax and fall asleep. She has always had trouble falling asleep until now ( shes 7).
"What a great audio for kids"
I listen with my son 5, what a pleasure he just drifts off to sleep.
"Excellent for kids"
A great recording of three different visualizations to help kids relax and sleep. Highley recommended.
"Out like a light"
I got this for my son (9), who is learning to deal with anxiety. I played it for him tonight and he was very excited and fell right off to sleep without a worry. What a gift for all of us.
"Best bedtime meditations"
We've been listening to these for years. My kids love them so much- they're relaxing and interesting at the same time. Very grounded imagery with beautiful background music. We've tried a LOT of different meditations for kids and these are by far the best.
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