Children's Books by Karen and Robyn
Day's End Lullaby is a sweet and melodic bedtime picture book intended to help lull little ones to sleep. As an added feature, the accompanying sheet music is included.
Combine a lilting melody with the sweetness of a bedtime story and you have the perfect recipe for a child's peaceful sleep.
Co-authors Karen Cioffi and Robyn Feltman have created Day's End Lullaby, a picture book and song (sheet music included) for every parent to read or sing to children at bedtime...not the calmest time of the day.
"Your day's been long and full of fun. But, now you're much too tired to run. The sun has set, it's out of view. The moon's now shining bright for you." With lyrical and calming phrases, Day's End Lullaby helps soothe and quiet little ones and provides a sense of security needed by children at bedtime.
Day's End Lullaby is sure to be a welcome addition to every child's bedtime routine.
Your day's been long and full of fun.
But, now you're much too tired to run.
The sun has set, it's out of view.
The moon's now shining bright for you.
Stories For Children Magazine
STORIES FOR CHILDREN MAGAZINE
BOOK: Day's End Lullaby
AUTHORS: Karen Cioffi and Robyn Feltman
ILLUSTRATOR: Karen Cioffi
PUBLISHER: Book Surge (2008)
READING LEVEL: Infancy to age 4
RATING: 5 stars
REVIEWED BY: Wayne Walker
A child has his favorite teddy bear. The sun has set. The moon is out. The day is over. The child is tired. Now it is time for him to close his eyes and go to sleep. This lovely little book, with its lilting, lyrical poetry and its soothing message, is intended for just such a time. One of the best things that parents may do for their children is to read aloud to them. It can be both fun and educational. Our family has tried to have two read aloud periods each day. One is after lunch, when we have generally chosen historical fiction, and the other is right before bed, when we have used other books which relate to our children's interests.
Reading aloud before bedtime serves several purposes. First, it is an opportunity for personal interaction between parent and child. Second, it is helpful in getting settled down for children who have been playing for a while to have a period of transition between the activities of the day and the need to rest at night. This picture book is perfect for that purpose. It has the additional benefit that the text has been set to music, and the lullaby is included. Author Karen Cioffi says that she wrote the lullaby to the story over 30 years ago for her firstborn who didn't like sleeping. This is one of those books that wee ones will probably want read over and over to them.
Related websites: www.childrensbooksbykarenandrobyn.com (book) http://karenandrobyn.blogspot.com (author)
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