Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

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Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

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It’s a repetitive story so it would be ideal to read out to very young children and encourage them to join in with you. I also used this book to introduce the children to questions and how we know what they are and when someone is asking a question.

Big Bear learns that it's better to deal with a problem head on rather than ignore it by coming up with tiny or large remedies that will not last. It’s such a lovely story and the way that my children understand it is to actual experience the key features of the book for themselves. In ogni caso io l'ho preso semplicemente perchè il piccolo orso ha lo stesso problema di mia figlia. The children loved this story and so did I, it is about a little bear who cannot go to sleep because he is afraid of the dark.

Calming night-time nerves and awakening a sense of wonder at the magnificence of nature, this reassuring snuggle-up story is a must for any child. They had clearly read it before numerous times because the repetition throughout meant they also read it aloud along with me! He's only young but likes to look at the pictures and it's a good length story to help him get used to hearing people read.

The second bedtime book from Northern Irish author Martin Waddell, after the equally delightful Owl Babies, that I have read, Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? This story depicts patience and kindness on the part of big bear, where he goes to great lengths to help little bear realise that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. My son loves to cuddle up with me under a blanket to share a special moment watching the story before bedtime.The reader becomes curious as to where the story is going which at the same time makes it an intriguing read.

To experience the idea of the different types of light used for the little bear to try and get to sleep we give the children different sized lanterns and a flickering candle to look at. It was relatable to us on so many levels; a little baby bear being afraid of the dark/the unknown and the big bear trying to help by shedding some light on the situation. From the opening line common to all the "Little Bear" stories, through Little Bear's fear of the dark and Big Bear's reassurance and care, to the final moments where Big Bear says he's brought Little Bear "the bright yellow moon, and all the stars" to light the darkness. The children will easily be able to understand the plot of the story and will look forward to finding out Big Bear's solution to curing the darkness so that Little Bear can finally go to sleep in one peace! They are also shaped like windows so that the reader is almost looking into this new world where the bears live.

Celebrate 25 years of Big Bear, Little Bear and their cosy cave in this gorgeous anniversary edition of a classic bedtime favourite. Big Bear sees Little Bear in distress so he stops reading his book and gives Little Bear a small lantern to sleep with, however, it seems this isn't enough for Little Bear. A bestselling story which won the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration, and has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. Described as ‘the most perfect children’s book ever written’, this is a beautiful 25th anniversary edition of the Kate Greenaway-winning story of Little Bear, who just can’t sleep.

Even if he's seen the DVD that night, though, there's nothing like a bedtime story from mum - and this book has fast become one of his very favourites. Big Bear and Little Bear - "Big Bear is the big bear, and Little Bear is the little bear," the narrator informs us, in one of those dead-pan asides that I always find irresistibly hilarious - settle in for the night in this charming bedtime story about being afraid of the dark.I remember very well myself that I could never sleep when I was a child, not because of the dark but I just could not fall asleep. I really enjoyed this gentle tale (that is not without humor) about Little Bear who can't get to sleep because of his fear of the dark, and patient and resourceful Big Bear who helps him through his fears (even though Big Bear has a very exciting part of his book to read and keeps getting interrupted! The artwork by Barbara Firth is simply delightful, perfectly capturing the emotional register of each scene. It's a great book as a story telling excercise at Early Years, yet is also great for those in the later stages of Key Stage One learning to read, with alot of word asnd phrase repetition for those less confident. This timeless and well-loved story is exquisitely brought to life in a special Mini Pop-Up Classic edition, making it the perfect gift and a book to treasure, time and time again.

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