Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

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Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

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However as they are so young and don’t yet have the cognitive ability to have this book read to them fully as a class they have the story read to them as a sensory story – which I have found fascinating. The words may seem repetitive, but it's just the perfect rhythm to draw a little one into a sweet slumber. The bit about them going out of the cave into the big dark unknown and the little bear being scared resonated with us as we were terrified about taking our baby out into the unknown.

Cute book where Big Bear tries to get Little Bear to sleep but Little Bear is scared of the dark so big Bear must find a solution.Calming night-time nerves and awakening a sense of wonder at the magnificence of nature, this reassuring snuggle-up story is a must for any child. However, even if you havent had a horrendous and dramatic birth experience it’s still a very sweet and funny book and I highly recommend it as a bedtime story. The pages at the beginning are lightly coloured like a lamp to symbolise the safety of the bear’s home, I would discuss this with children and why the pages get darker as the bears go outside. This kid's book is so sweet because it deals with a fear most (if not all) of us have known before: the fear of the dark.

It showed the children that everyone has these feelings and if they try very hard they can overcome them and feel proud of themselves for doing so.

For example we have two toy bears that we introduce to them at the beginning of the story who they get to cuddle and get a sense of their two sizes (bigger for big bear etc…), we then give them each a small teddy bear who they cuddle up in a blanket. It will make them laugh as well as allowing them to do choral reading as Little Bear constantly repeats the same phrase every time he complains about the dark!

He's frightened of the dark, the dark all around, which not even Big Bear's largest lantern can light up. It has such emotional importance to me as my third daughter had breathing difficulties when she was born and spent the first 5 weeks of her life in NICU.

It also, in my opinion, brings with it a sense of reassurance to young children as a fear of the dark is quite common at a young age. I will have this on display for sure; if I can't find other things to use, then I will opt to read this one. After reading the story this way it has really highlighted that sensory stories are a real innovative way of allowing children who are at the very early stages of reading to explore literacy and it’s an approach that I will definitely use again especially if working in an early years setting as well as in a special needs school. So maybe this picturebook does not just help children overcome their fear of the dark but help parents be patient with their children. Unable to get to sleep, Little Bear tosses and turns, and although Big Bear continually interrupts his reading (what a father!

to bring him progressively larger lanterns, nothing seems to help him overcome his fear of the dark that is "all around. A cute idea, but falls short, since it's way too wordy for the younger crowd, even though the concept is geared toward them.It’s a repetitive story so it would be ideal to read out to very young children and encourage them to join in with you. The artwork by Barbara Firth is simply delightful, perfectly capturing the emotional register of each scene.

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