The Goodnight Caterpillar is a relaxation story introducing young children to a gentle exercise known as muscle relaxation. This exercise focuses awareness on various muscle groups to create a complete resting of the mind and body. The child in this story teaches the caterpillar how to relax, unwind, and see things more clearly.
Muscle relaxation and breathing can have a positive impact on your child’s health and immune system. It can lower stress and anxiety levels and can be used to decrease pain and control emotions.
This encouraging story quiets the mind and relaxes the body so your child can fall asleep peacefully. Sweet dreams
The Goodnight Caterpillar is one of four stories on the Indigo Dreams Audio/CD. It is also available in several eBook formats.
Note to Parent:
Children relate to this stressed-out caterpillar that has been rushing about and feels overwhelmed by his busy schedule. You and your child will be amazed at how relaxing this technique is. I still use it for falling asleep and to calm myself before stressful moments. Every child has a different emotional maturity, attention span, and need. While the stories are best suited for ages 4-9, do not let this be your primary reason for selecting. You know your child best and remember this is not about the reading level. The focus is on the actual techniques.
“A great way for children to slow down in our fast-paced world. A peaceful way to de-stress and end a long day.” – Blair Tate, M.Ed., School Counselor”