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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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. 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. 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.

The bit about them going out of the cave into the big dark unknown and the little bear being scared resonated with us as we were terrified about taking our baby out into the unknown. I found it a book that was good to relax the children and one to read them when they are not feeling very brave themselves. The artwork by Barbara Firth is simply delightful, perfectly capturing the emotional register of each scene. They are also shaped like windows so that the reader is almost looking into this new world where the bears live.A bestselling story which won the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration, and has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide.

It reminds me of big bear, being persistent, creative and patient with little bear are important attributes for parents. Little Bear still tosses and turns so Big Bear has to stop reading his book again to get him some more light.It has such emotional importance to me as my third daughter had breathing difficulties when she was born and spent the first 5 weeks of her life in NICU.

We then introduce the idea that it’s night time so we turn off the classroom lights, give them hot chocolate to taste and lastly put a black dark sheet across their eyes so that they really understand that it’s bedtime for the bears. Celebrate 25 years of Big Bear, Little Bear and their cosy cave in this gorgeous anniversary edition of a classic bedtime favourite. Cute book where Big Bear tries to get Little Bear to sleep but Little Bear is scared of the dark so big Bear must find a solution. After reading the story this way it has really highlighted that sensory stories are a real innovative way of allowing children who are at the very early stages of reading to explore literacy and it’s an approach that I will definitely use again especially if working in an early years setting as well as in a special needs school.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. My daughter suffered severe brain damage during her birth and as such we are unsure about her future ie. The DVD is short but beautiful, using the original pictures from the book with a little animation, soothing narration and gentle backing music to tell the story. So maybe this picturebook does not just help children overcome their fear of the dark but help parents be patient with their children.

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