Friday, May 16, 2014

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: When It's Time for Bed, I Have a Plan by Kathleen Eskovitz, illus. by Jessica Churchill

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from the KSB Promotions, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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And now something for the younger kids at home!

A new series, that is based on real science and psychology,

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Just one Little BLUEPRINT can change a child's life.Each Have a Plan Book teaches a plan-based skill/skills that boost brainpower,  providing a "script" for parents through storytelling , are autobiographical, with a page for MY PLAN, and interesting to kids. There are both PERSONALIZED or READY-MADE editions, for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens. Topics include bed time, healthy eating, safety, divorce, death, holidays and even birthday celebration! With these books, children are assured, there is dialogue and feedback between parent and child and the books can grow with your child!

When It’s Time for Bed, I Have a Plan is a groundbreaking children's picture book about healthy sleep habits. Getting enough sleep is critical for everyone, particularly for children whose brains are developing. Grounded in brain science, children will be entertained and empowered to L.E.A.D.: to integrate Logic and Emotions to Analyze and Decide on a bedtime plan. Learning about the science of sleep, exploring the emotions involved,analyzing suggestions on ways to relax the body and calm the mind, and developing their own bedtime plan gives children a sense of control, teaches anticipatory behavior, and boosts brainpower in the process. This practical yet fun approach, based on the neuroscience of sleep, teaches healthy sleep practices for life, making this book a must-read for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens—and it will help parents improve their sleep, too!

The special audio download, "Good Night, Dear Brain (yawn), Good Night,” is narrated by Jennifer Garner, actress, film producer, humanitarian, and mother of three. This audio recording is a first-of-its-kind three-minute talk for kids to listen to at bedtime. This gentle talk helps children prepare to fall asleep by teaching invaluable lifelong skills of healthy breathing and calming of the body and brain—children will want to listen and practice every night.

When It's Time for sample 1


We were sent the pre-made book to review (you can also personalize a similar edition, with photos and times of your child/grandchild), It is a wonderful book to teach kids the importance of getting enough sleep. and to learn why they need so much sleep at the younger ages. being able to draw their own sleep and wake times IN the book, also helps them to 'own' the schedule, that is being talked about in the book!

When It's Time for sample 2

Parents and kids alike, will relate to a child not being able to go to sleep- their body being too wound, and brain having too may questions. The book helps the kids to understand the need to wind down, and helps them through the process,. Miss Grace is one of those kids who likes things explained before hand, so she would have really benefited from this book, when she was say 3 yrs old! The book has a page at the back for your child to have 'their' sleep plan written out to follow as well. We highly recommend it, and the rest of the series!

Little Blueprint donates $1 from every purchase of their sleep book to  program, which gives millions of children the opportunity to learn and grow through their early education programs.

About the Author:

Katherine Eskovitz< is an award-winning children's author, parenting expert, and founder of little BLUEPRINT. A graduate of Yale Law School and Cornell University, Katherine practiced law for seventeen years as a federal prosecutor and partner in a national law firm before turning her courtroom skills, and experience as a former speechwriter, to writing for a new audience: children.Katherine speaks as an educator and specialist on plan-based learning to parents and children across the country. A native New Yorker, Katherine lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and three children.

About the Illustrator:

Jessica studied at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston and graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a BA and certification in Art Education. Jessica lives in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont. Typical of Vermonters, Jessica juggles four jobs: an illustrator and designer out of her home studio; assistant designer and marketer for a local sign company; owner of a small perennial gardening business; and most importantly, raising and managing the special care of her seven-year-old daughter.


Miss Grace is beyond this age, and friends' kids aren't anywhere near it, 
so I decided that a lucky BTHM reader needed to win it in honor of
Children's BookWeek!

Thanks for reading this post and entering the giveaway!


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