Trim size in cm: 24x15
Pages: 186 colourful pages
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Suitable for: Nursery 1st Level (ages 3-4), Nursery 2nd Level (ages 4-5)
Mealtime and bedtime should be peaceful and pleasant moments, but for many children—and their parents—they are not.
“I’m not hungry”, “I don’t like it”, “You eat it!”—While the spaghetti gets cold, the tension grows. At bedtime, children complain about their pajamas, run out of their bedrooms, ask for mommy and daddy, want the light on, demand more water or milk… Parents’ after dinner free time wears out and frustrations grows.
This book presents twenty entertaining, color illustrated stories that will help children between 3 and 5 approach mealtime and bedtime in a more positive manner and will teach them the pleasure of healthy food and sleep. The text is based on the author’s own experience as a clinical psychologist and a mother of two girls. Elisabetta Maùti—who also wrote What story are you telling me today? A story for every why and Georgie bombeater and other stories—explains children why they should not be afraid of the dark and why it is important to eat even those hateful vegetables.
Reading these stories together with their parents, children between 3 and 5 will overcome their fears. Mealtime and bedtime will stop being a nightmare and will turn into happy and peaceful moments.
Stories for mealtime
The spoons army
The bewitched kitchen
Tito and Rossella’s farm
The fish who couldn’t swim
The travelling bite
The robot who is always hungry
Biribotti’s family and the boat trip
The lion tamer
The Indian camp
Stories for bedtime
The story of the dark
A party on the moon
Valentina the snail and the mule track
Piano and Forte
Around the world
The palace’s windows
The mouse who was always sleeping
The child who wanted to be a mole
The pixie and the sleeping potion
The tree of dreams