Fairies at Bedtime is a compilation of 20 bedtime stories to tell your children, which of course all have fairies in them. The beginning of the book explains all the different kind of fairies and where they come from and it also explains how to get your child to relax in bed before you begin reading them the stories. The book encourages parents to get involved in the story telling by changing their voices for the different characters as well.
Each story is about a different set of fairies and different situations that they get involved with, and each story ends with a bit of a moral to teach your child a lesson based on the story that they just heard. They call it “affirmations” and there are about 3 bullet points with things that your child should have learned from the story. I’m not sure that you really want to get into a conversation with them about it before they are going to bed, but maybe you can have them think about it and follow up the next day.
The stories are cute and they are great lessons for the kids and the illustrations are absolutely wonderful as well.
I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Offers children the wisdom and guidance of fairy folk, elves, spirits and sprites in an enchanting collection of 20 calming bedtime stories, full of positive energy and told in a warm, inspiring and contemporary voice.
Fairies, devas, spirits and sprites – every culture around the world has recognised that nature is alive with positive and powerful energies. From mysterious elf kings and queens to will o’ the wisps, there are forces at work ready to help us to connect with our environment and enrich our experience.
This book presents a delightful collection of stories to enchant and inspire every child. While each tale is rich with magic, featuring creatures such as a moonbeam fairy and a friendly Cherokee fairy, there are also helpful messages at work. Here, your child will learn, for example, that change doesn’t need to be frightening, that we all have valuable talents and abilities, and that patience and faith are often rewarded. There are also messages to help children to better understand the natural world, including the importance of wilderness, why we should respect natural cycles and the need to conserve what is precious and irreplaceable. Affirmations at the end of each story help to highlight its positive message. Designed to be read either by parents with their children or by children on their own, these compelling narratives focus the child’s mind and provide a soothing transition into sleep or give food for thought during daytime reading.