Sleeptime Stories by Jini Patel Thompson, prepare your children for bed or naptime with interesting (never scary) stories of creative fun and friendship, followed by half an hour of soothing music and the sound of ocean waves. Murray the Shark and friends teach your children meditative breathing and how to access their intuition, lulling them to sleep feeling positive and relaxed.
Buy the Complete 6-Story Set (MP3 Audio Files) of the Murray the Shark series (Volumes 1 to 6) and your kids will enjoy the variety. Each story continues to build upon the stories before, so children grow and learn with the characters. Kids love being able to choose which Murray the Shark story to listen to each time. Save $8.75 when you buy the complete Set of Six and get a free set of coloring pages.
Are you tired of “Disney-style” stories that scare your child and involve evil characters? Are you longing to give your kids positive, exciting stories that teach them useful things at the same time? Would your child benefit from learning deep (meditative) breathing to help them calm down and relax and listen to their gut?
Sleeptime Stories (for ages 2 to 6) involve exciting plots or a puzzle to figure out, and teach children meditative breathing and how to listen to their gut. They are bedtime (or naptime) stories to send your children off to sleep with good feelings, thoughts and dreams.
Each Sleeptime Story CD or MP3 audio file contains an approximately 17-minute story with sound effects, written and narrated by Jini Patel Thompson. The story is followed by 30 minutes of soothing, calming instrumental music set to the hypnotic rhythm of ocean waves, composed by Steve Martin. Total running time is approximately 47 minutes.
Cuddle up with your child for an interesting, educational story that also puts them to sleep by the end. Or you can use the Sleeptime Stories as a tool to help teach your child how to go to sleep on their own.
Sleeptime Stories are available as either physical CDs that we ship to you, or as MP3 audio files that you can immediately download to your computer or iPod.
"Hearing stories instills love of language in children and motivates them to read… Stories capture the imagination, engaging the emotions and opening the minds of listeners. Consequently, any point that is made in a story or any teaching that is done afterward is likely to be much more effective." - Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss (authors of Children Tell Stories)
Use To Help Kids Relax:
- In the car for long drives
- During bedtime routines
- During supper
- At the dentist
- On airplane journeys
- During holidays
- At daycare
- At a sleepover at grandparents
- Before dinner
- When mom's away
- Before naptime
- When weaning toddlers off bottles
And lots more!
Benefits of Sleeptime Stories:
- Teach children meditative breathing.
- Teach children creative problem-solving and teamwork skills.
- Teach children new vocabulary using repetition and re-phrasing.
- Encourage creative thought and expression.
- Teach children creative problem-solving and teamwork skills.
- Don't contain any scary or evil characters – “dramatic tension” and holding the child's interest is achieved through the excitement of puzzles and problem-solving.
- The relaxing music begins at end of the story as the characters say “night-night” to each other, cueing your child to sleep.
Sleeptime Stories are available as either physical CDs that we ship to you, or as MP3 audio files that you can immediately download to your computer or device. CLICK HERE for all the options.
Volume 1: Stuck in the Seaweed
Murray the Shark wakes up and immediately feels that "today is going to be an exciting day." He rounds up his friends - Odelia Octopus and Sammy Seahorse - and the three of them head for the North side of the island where the waves crash against the rocks. As they get closer, they hear someone calling for help. It's a boy on a boat, stuck in the midst of a storm! What's wrong with the boat and why can't it move? Join the ocean friends as they investigate and come up with a solution to save the boy and his boat!
Volume 2: Murray the Shark Meets Allie Anglerfish
Murray the Shark decides to have an adventure and dives down to explore the dark, ocean depths. There he meets Allie Anglerfish, plays soccer with her, and learns about bioluminescence. Murray's fascinated by creatures that glow in the dark! Follow him on his journey to the bottom of the ocean…
Volume 3: Murray & Friends Build a Bicycle
Murray the Shark, Odelia Octopus and Sammy Seahorse want to build a bicycle - just like in the circus! They cooperate to find all the unique parts they need to build it and then take turns riding it. Share their excitement of coming up with an original idea and then creating it!
Volume 4: Murray & Friends Secret Playhouse
Murray the Shark, Odelia Octopus and Sammy Seahorse decide to search for the perfect cave to make into a playhouse. A secret playhouse, just for them. As they start looking at various caves, they realize that finding just the right one is not so easy. But with some help from Samantha Sea Turtle, a cave that meets all their expectations is found. Now, they have to decorate it! Join Murray, Odelia and Sammy as they search the ocean for beautiful objects for their secret playhouse.
Volume 5: Murray Meets Daphne Dolphin
Murray the Shark is in the mood for an adventure. So he goes out exploring and meets a new friend – Daphne Dolphin and her brother and sister. He spends the afternoon learning how to do dolphin flips, checking out Donald Dolphin's art murals and realizing that he would like to have a brother or sister too! He discusses this with his mummy over a supper of crabs, oysters and seaweed salad.
Volume 6: The Fishing Game
After a lunch of crab sticks, fish fingers and starfish cookies for dessert, Murray the Shark, Odelia Octopus and Sammy Seahorse swim off to their secret playhouse for the afternoon. But what shall they do? After some deep breathing together, they invent a Fishing Game that is very exciting and sounds like it will be great fun. However, they soon realize that what is fun for them, may not be so fun for others! After encounters with a small squid from New York and lobster from down South, they decide that perhaps the Fishing Game is not such a good idea…
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