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Chill with Lil Book

A simple way to calm kids before bedtime using mindfulness techniques. 

Jake wants to stay up and play with his toys, even though he feels tired. Mum tries to get him to put on his pyjamas and brush his teeth, but he just doesn’t want to! Then one evening Auntie Lil comes round. Auntie Lil knows how to chill.
She uses mindfulness to take Jake on a relaxing journey to the beach. Afterwards, Jake feels so calm and relaxed that he can’t wait to snuggle up in bed and go to sleep.

Written by a qualified meditation guide, this book includes a beginner’s mindfulness excercise using breathing techniques and guided visualisation. Just follow the simple steps to help prepare your child for a more peaceful bedtime routine.

Written and illustrated by Sue Pickford

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Price £6.99 Available CBS, Kent from 12th July 21 and online https://ragged-bears.com/

 

Bizziebaby Gold award Winner 2021 Children’s Book Category 

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Chill with Lil Book Reviews

Product Tested By Laura Rigby – Jack 4 Years

Laura Awarded Chill With Lil Book 5/5

I loved the idea and concept of the book and couldn’t wait to start reading it to Jack. The front cover captivated Jack’s attention and he was really excited to read Chill with Lil. Jack loves reading especially new books. Jack found this entertaining from start to finish.  Jack got really excited and fully engaged with the characters. I have always struggled settling Jack at bedtime.  Jack was breastfed up until his 4th birthday and would only fall asleep being nursed. This book has 100% helped with Jacks bedtime routine. It has really settled him of an evening ensuring he isn’t hyped up or excited going to bed. The illustrations where perfect and really helped Jack engage with the characters. We read this book 3/4 times a week as Jack still likes to read other stories but this book is perfect for relaxing him rest for bed. I loved how the book showed Jack that everyone has to have rest and how good it is for him. Jack loved  how interactive the book was and loved that he could do what Jake does. I think this book is great value for money and a really good book. The quality of this book is fantastic. I like the fact the book is slightly larger than a lot of books and the illustrations are very real to normal life. I would definitely buy this book  as it has helped us so much with our evening routine. I would definitely recommend this book to family and friends. Even if your child isn’t struggling settling of an evening this book is lovely for relaxing both the child and the person reading to them. This book has been a fantastic addition to our bedtime routine and has really helped an extremely stressful part of our day become a really relaxing and enjoyable time. This book is just perfect. You feel like you become part of the story as it is extremely interactive. It is relaxing and enjoyable. Most definitely a book we will use over and over again. Laura Rigby – Jack 4 Years

Product Tested By Victoria Symons – Poppy 4 Years

Victoria Awarded The Chill with Lil Book 5/5

It came packaged well, and the front cover has lovely illustrations on. Front cover definitely made Poppy want to read the book.  As soon as the package was opened she was so excited for me to read it to her. Poppy did find the story entertaining.  It maintained her attention span for quite a while, even her brother and sister joined in with listening. They did relate to the issues in the book regarding going to bed.  My daughter and her siblings relaxed and were calm and definitely more wanting to go to bed more now than before. Poppy did enjoy Auntie Lil’s use of mindfulness.  She did all the actions as described in the book and listened to all the sounds around her and said what they were, and when she was in bed it didn’t take long for her to go to sleep at all. The illustrations are lovely my daughter loved looking at them. My daughter asks me to read the book nearly every night. I especially like how it can get my daughter calm and relaxed and wanting to go to bed now rather than trying to stay up. She loved the bit where she’s pretending that she’s lying on a beach as she loved imaging feeling the sun and the warm sand. This book is definitely well worth its value. It’s amazing quality, well written and illustrations are lovely. I would definitely buy this book and have already recommended to my friends with children, it’s an amazing book, all my children enjoy listening and relaxing before bed, definitely made an amazing improvement. As I mentioned previously my daughter and her siblings love this book, they like laying, relaxing and imaging before they go to bed, it’s a fantastic book. It’s an easy to read, listen to book, my children love it, the illustrations are lovely, it’s the perfect length so they don’t get bored at all, we love it. Victoria Symons – Poppy 4 Years

Product Tested By Emily Kirby – Orla-Rose & Remy – 4 & 2 Years

Emily Awarded The Chill With Lil Book 5/5

Beautiful illustration on the cover and good sized book. I like the stars and moon cover as it makes my children realise it’s a night time book. They were certainly captured when we read the story but we haven’t been able to do it every night as they usually want to choose a different story each night. We try and read it once a week. They certainly related to the issues in this book especially when they are over tired. My 4 year old never wants to admit that she’s tired so seeing Jake say he’s tired but doesn’t want to go to bed, I think she can relate to. I love how Auntie Lil used mindfulness to help Jake go onto a relaxing journey. I’m always trying to get my children to be mindful but they don’t really understand. Having it illustrated in a story made it easier for them to understand. I can’t say they fell asleep more quickly but I think they just need to practice the mindfulness and get used to it. I thought the illustrations were lovely and not too complicated or busy. We would read this about once a week. I love how the story starts with closure on the day by tidying up the toys and switching everything off which then leads to the calming mindfulness. I think it instills a good routine which children always benefit from. My children loved lying down and doing the activity. The 2 year old  doesn’t really understand what’s going on and copies the 4 year old which is lovely! Definitely great value for money. It’s teaching you and your child a lifelong skill so I think it’s priced well. The book has a nice feel to it and it’s not too flimsy. I would certainly buy this for my children or as a gift. I think primary schools would really benefit from using it too. I would recommend as I think it teaches a lifelong skill in a really nice child centred way. I love everything about this book. A beautiful book that enters your children into the world of slumber! Emily Kirby – Orla-Rose & Remy – 4 & 2 Years

Product Tested By Sarah Palfreeman – Logan 7 Years

Sarah Awarded the Chill With Lil Book 4.2/5 

I was quite excited to try out the book with my son, I was interested in how it would work and how he would respond to it. My son liked the cover and he was interested to look through the book. My son liked the novelty of the book and enjoyed being engaged in the story. My son always seems to find something that needs doing before going to bed, like in the story! I think he could relate to Jake in the book. He enjoyed the mindfulness, at first he laughed as he thought he looked silly but he improved with practice. I think the illustrations were good they helped set the scene & I think they helped create a relaxed atmosphere. We read the book a couple of times each week. I liked the fact that we could try something different and we were able to spend quality time together before bed. My son liked the fact that he could relate to Jake. I think the book is good value for money I don’t think it’s overpriced. The quality is good the pages are not thin, it’s colourful and well-illustrated. I would buy this book and I would be interested to look at other books in the series. I would recommend this book to other parents of young children to help with relaxation techniques. My son and I enjoyed the book, it was different to other books we have read. This book helped my son to try out new relaxation techniques and gave myself some guidance along the way, it is different to other books we own and have read but was engaging to him and created the opportunity for us to spend quality time together before bed time. Sarah Palfreeman – Logan 7 Years

 

Even if your child isn’t struggling settling of an evening this book is lovely for relaxing both the child and the person reading to them. This book has been a fantastic addition to our bedtime routine and has really helped an extremely stressful part of our day become a really relaxing and enjoyable time. This book is just perfect. You feel like you become part of the story as it is extremely interactive. It is relaxing and enjoyable. Most definitely a book we will use over and over again.

Awards

Laura Awarded Chill With Lil Book 5/5

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