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Bedtime Little Mouse – Bedtime Mindfulness for Little Ones

Magali Mialaret’s new story with bedtime mindfulness exercises to help your little one settle in for a good night’s sleep.

Imagine a busy day in the city full of the kind of adventures you find on East End Kids, you’re
coming home, tomorrow is a work day, everyone is tired, excited and it’s time for bed.

Bedtime Little Mouse is the perfect book to have on at hand at bedtime, to help calm down and drift into a good night’s sleep. Knowing that bedtime is the perfect time to wind down for adults and children alike, author Magali Mialaret wanted to write the perfect story to help everyone do just that.

Bedtime Mindfulness Practice

More that a story, Bedtime, Little Mouse is an enjoyable activity that parents can practice with their children. Through repetition, developing bedtime mindfulness will become a habit that will set them up for life. All the tools they need to self-regulate before bed, on a plane, when sick, scared or just needing some calm.

The idea came from Magali Mialaret‘s postgraduate studies in neuroscience and her practice as a yoga teacher and executive coach. The bedtime story and practice came with an understanding of the power of retelling and reappraising stories or experiences, looking at the situation from a distance, like an observer.

Bedtime Little Mouse

We caught up with Magali to find out more about how the story works.

Bedtime, Little Mouse has two parts. The first is a story to foster your little one’s imagination and increase self-awareness. The second is a guided magical time to shift from the day rhythm to sleep rhythm, like a soft and warm blanket on a cool night. A moment of connection with each other, and a gentle change in breathing to set your child up for a good night’s sleep.

Imagine that the brain of a child is a beautiful flower ready to bloom: it is curled, made of different
parts, but all connected and playing different roles. Children’s brains continue to develop until their mid-
twenties. Until then, it has potential for growth, learning, pruning, and resilience. Everything they learn, see and feel they register as maintaining their well-being and safety. Every activity they enjoy creates a release of hormones like dopamine and oxytocin.”

Based on the mindfulness habits introduced to her own daughter and practiced for 10 years, the skills practiced in Bedtime Little Mouse still come in handy for her 13 year old when she is nervous about an exam.

Retelling her day even though I had a different one, the rhythm of the routine and the relaxation at
the end, was also helping me to fully be present with her, and also it was very soothing for my busy
mind and tense body. As a busy parent, taking those deep breaths before entering the bedtime

routine was so supportive, shifting my nervous system from the expectations of all I had to do after
it, to being in the moment.

We connected, she fell asleep and my day at work melted away. This little mouse was magic.

Helping a little one to relax can be very difficult, but storytelling has incredible power. Through
teaching yoga to children, I found out that if you tune into what the child’s energy is through story,
then gently go with it to bring the story to a more relaxing rhythm the children all melt into the
practice.

It worked for us and for my little yogis so I created Bedtime, Little Mouse

Author Magali Mialaret

You can order your copy of Bedtime Little Mouse today from Mombooks

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