9 episodes

Is your child struggling to get to sleep or do they keep waking at night? Meditation and mindfulness experts In The Moment and parenting website MadeForMums.com have worked together to create this series of calming, sleep-promoting solutions and techniques for children who struggle to drop off to sleep or who need help getting back to sleep after a disturbed night.

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    • Parenting
    • 3.8, 17 Ratings

Is your child struggling to get to sleep or do they keep waking at night? Meditation and mindfulness experts In The Moment and parenting website MadeForMums.com have worked together to create this series of calming, sleep-promoting solutions and techniques for children who struggle to drop off to sleep or who need help getting back to sleep after a disturbed night.

    Sensory bedtime story for five to eight year olds

    Sensory bedtime story for five to eight year olds

    Tap into your child’s imagination and use this meditation to take them on a journey into the natural world.


    This calming meditation guides children through a sensory forest walk, describing a natural scene. It’s the perfect way to end a busy day and get your child ready for sleep.


    Sleepy Time is brought to you by In The Moment Magazine and MadeForMums, written by psychologist and yoga teacher Suzy Reading and narrated by Gemma David of The Quiet Heart.
     
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    • 7 min
    Soothing anxious thoughts technique for five to eight year olds

    Soothing anxious thoughts technique for five to eight year olds

    When your child wakes in the night, they can feel anxious about getting back to sleep. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.


    This episode is a form of body scan meditation, which encourages your child to bring their attention to parts of their body – starting with the toes and working up towards their head. This meditation will distract them from their worries and help them to go back to sleep.


    Sleepy Time is brought to you by In The Moment Magazine and MadeForMums, written by psychologist and yoga teacher Suzy Reading and narrated by Gemma David of The Quiet Heart.
     
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    • 10 min
    Building your mind garden technique for five to eight year olds

    Building your mind garden technique for five to eight year olds

    When children are feeling worried, anxious thoughts can well up in their minds at bedtime – making it difficult for them to drop off.


    This meditation introduces the idea of the mind garden, which encourages children to visualise their positive thoughts as flowers and negative thoughts as weeds. This teaches them to accept their worries and thoughts without judgement.


    Sleepy Time is brought to you by In The Moment Magazine and MadeForMums, written by psychologist and yoga teacher Suzy Reading and narrated by Gemma David of The Quiet Heart.
     
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    • 6 min
    Settling down for sleep technique for five to eight year olds

    Settling down for sleep technique for five to eight year olds

    Older children can also have trouble settling down at bedtime. This gentle routine is designed to calm their busy minds and help them to relax.


    Follow the exercises to release any physical tension from the day and snuggle down for a good night’s sleep.


    Sleepy Time is brought to you by In The Moment Magazine and MadeForMums, written by psychologist and yoga teacher Suzy Reading and narrated by Gemma David of The Quiet Heart.
     
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    • 9 min
    Sensory bedtime story for two to five year olds

    Sensory bedtime story for two to five year olds

    Join us on an imaginary nature walk in the woods! This is a calming visualisation exercise for your child to enjoy at bedtime.


    Set off into the forest and hear the sounds of nature all around with this relaxing sensory bedtime story.


    Sleepy Time is brought to you by In The Moment Magazine and MadeForMums, written by psychologist and yoga teacher Suzy Reading and narrated by Gemma David of The Quiet Heart.
     
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    • 6 min
    Balloon belly breathing technique for two to five year olds

    Balloon belly breathing technique for two to five year olds

    This fun activity is a great way to relieve pent-up energy and stress after a busy day. Your child will imagine that their belly as a balloon, which will encourage them to be aware of their breathing.


    They will learn how to relax their bodies and let go of any tension, helping them to settle down for a restful night’s sleep. This exercise is for children aged two to five.


    Sleepy Time is brought to you by In The Moment Magazine and MadeForMums, written by psychologist and yoga teacher Suzy Reading and narrated by Gemma David of The Quiet Heart.
     
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    • 6 min

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17 Ratings

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