The Sleep Scan

The Sleep Scan : Includes mindfulness trick to help children sleep

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Freddie wakes up grumpy after a bad night's sleep. Late for school, his day just seems to go from bad to worse.

When Nana tries to help him at dinner time, Freddie snaps at her. She explains that being tired makes everything feel worse, but she knows just the trick to help him get to sleep. Tomorrow will be a better day!

In his fourth picture book, which contains mindfulness tools proven to help children manage difficult feelings, musician and mindfulness expert Niall Breslin (Bressie) shares another valuable lesson for children (and parents!) - all brought to life by Sheena Dempsey's gorgeous illustrations.

It will bring calm to bedtime by teaching children a body scan meditation technique for an easy countdown to sleep. The book also contains information for parents on the benefits of proper sleep for children and how best to achieve it.

Niall Breslin's Mindful Moments for Children are available as mini podcasts, and include a body scan episode to share with your child.

Praise for the Mindful Moments series:

'A book with an important message' Irish Independent

'The sort of book that could be genuinely helpful to an anxious child' The Irish Times

'Bressie presents a difficult subject - mental well-being - in a cheerful, child centred way' RTE Guide
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 247 x 286 x 15mm | 567g
  • Gill Books
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 0717195651
  • 9780717195657
  • 73,459

About Niall Breslin

Niall Breslin (Bressie) is an Irish musician and podcaster. He has a master's degree in Mindfulness Based Interventions from UCD. His memoir, Me and My Mate Jeffrey, was a number one bestseller. Niall presents the popular Where is My Mind? mental health podcast. He is also co-founder of the award-winning mental health charity Lust for Life, which runs support programmes in all primary schools in Ireland.

Sheena Dempsey is a children's book illustrator from Cork. Award-winning books she has illustrated include the Bad Panda and Dave Pigeon series by Swapna Haddow, Gringer the Whinger by Jane Landy and Yoga Babies by Fearne Cotton. Sheena lives in Kent with her husband, Mick, and their lovely greyhound, Jeremy.
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