Bedtime stories are some of the most traditional ways in putting your child to sleep. As it involves some quite time with your little ones, it has been an effective strategy in relaxing children at night and easing them into falling asleep. However, there are also those times when reading a book or three isn’t enough to knock them out for the day. In cases like this, bedtime can get a little tricky.
This is why the book, The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is gaining so much attention as of late. Touted to help children fall asleep in minutes, this bedtime title has topped the Amazon best sellers list.
26 pages long, the book is about a young rabbit who is traveling with Roger, the young rabbit who wants to fall asleep, to see Uncle Yawn, “the world’s kindest wizard, who lived just on the other side of the meadow,” best known in making children fall asleep using his magic powder. It is written and self-published by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin, a Swedish behavioral psychologist and linguist who has also penned books about leadership and personal development in the past.
What makes The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep so effective is its use of various widely researched psychological reinforcement techniques in calming a person and making them feel sleepy. It asks parents to read the book slowly and yawn frequently, which can be a contagious action in itself. Of course, it also makes use of the natural rhythm of carefully stringed together words, as well as some emboldened phrases that should be emphasized by the reader. It also involves the child in the adventure, alongside little Roger, by providing space (“insert name here”) for parents to mention their child’s name in the narration.
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep has received great feedback and promises a safe way to put your little ones to sleep. With reviews that tell of their kids drifting off in as fast as 2 minutes into the book, this title is totally something worth looking into, especially for parents who constantly face an exhausting battle during bedtime.