Official Review: The Sleep Switch by Laurie Mcmillan

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Official Review: The Sleep Switch by Laurie Mcmillan

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Sleep Switch" by Laurie Mcmillan.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Sleep Switch by Laurie McMillan is an adorable children's book that teaches kids how to relax their bodies and fall asleep. Of course, it's hard to fall asleep when there is so much going on in that little mind. Laurie McMillan acknowledges this but instructs kids on what to do in an interactive way. Rhyme by rhyme, she has kids say goodnight to their body a piece at a time. The process of addressing each body part and taking deep breaths is meant to calm the reader. By the end, kids should be ready to fall asleep.

I really enjoyed this children's book. The author acknowledges that it is hard for kids to relax their bodies and go to sleep. It's not hard to notice that kids never seem to want to stop moving. However, relaxing your body to sleep is even difficult for adults! This book helps teach children and parents mindfulness strategies that can help outside the bedroom as well. It was remarkable that this tiny book could convey such useful and important information.

I found no grammatical errors in the book. The author attempted to rhyme all the sentences, though some are more imperfect rhymes. This did not truly bother me though. The pages and illustrations were colorful and relevant, though many of the pictures were of sleeping kids. As this book is about going to sleep, I wasn't all that surprised.

Overall, I could not find anything I really disliked about the book. It was educational and enjoyable. I wanted to read it and believe that kids will enjoy it. As such, I give this book 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend it to preschool and early elementary-aged kids and their parents. Teachers could even use this book to help kids in school learn ways to relax their bodies. However, first and foremost, it is the perfect bedtime story.

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It sounds like an awesome book that parents can read along with their kids as part of a bedtime routine! Lovely review.
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Having colourful illustrations which are relevant then, this is one book that kids will enjoy and any teacher who wants to help his or her learners to relax their bodies ,this is a recommendable copy .Good review!

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A wonderful review for a lovely book! Congratulations!

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This sounds like a great book to teach kids an important skill. Thank you for your review!
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This book sounds very much helpful to all age groups. I like that the writer made it further interesting for children. Thanks for the review it was helpful.

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This book sounds adorable! I think it would be a great read before nap time or bedtime. Thanks for a great review!

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It is so nice mindfulness strategies are presented to children at an early age. Thank you for introducing the book and for the review.

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This sounds like a book that can benefit some adults as well, like me. I love the idea behind the book, and I hope it will help parents and children alike when it's time to go to bed. I enjoyed reading your review!

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The book is not only beneficial to children, but to adults who find it hard to sleep.
What a great book and a nice review.
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With so much going on in the mind, it's hard to catch some sleep. Pictures of the sleeping kids must be humorous.

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Very nice cover. I like the calmness of the feeling. You also put a great review. Thank you!

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What a great idea for a children's book! Young kids really do learn from picture books, and this sounds like valuable info for young minds.

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Finally, a book about how to put children to sleep smartly without fussing or fighting with them. This is the book for parents with very active kids who are unable to relax and unwind at night.

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