Nightlights Stories for you to read to your child to encourage calm, confidence and creativity

David Fontana

Book - 2015

A collection of twenty bedtime stories about such things as toys, animals, and dreams, each of which is followed by affirmations intended to draw out the story's deeper meaning.

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Short stories
London, England : Watkins, an imprint of Watkins Media Limited [2015]
Item Description
Includes index of values and issues.
Physical Description
144 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Main Author
David Fontana (writer of introduction)
Other Authors
Joyce Dunbar (author), Kate Petty, Louisa Somerville
  • Background for parents / by David Fontana
  • Helping your child to grow
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Dealing with anxieties
  • Finding identity through stories
  • The art of reading to children
  • Creating the right mood
  • Talking with your child
  • Affirmations
  • A way to begin
  • Twenty stories for meditation. Angela's toy shop
  • Dancing with butterflies
  • The dream makers
  • The singing mountain children
  • As gentle as an elephant
  • The clown in the sky
  • The snow rabbit
  • Treasure under the sea
  • The statue in the park
  • The weather dance
  • Strangers in the forest
  • The magic pebble
  • The fireside cat
  • An ancient oak tree
  • Peter's last voyage
  • The circus of dreams
  • A blackbird sings
  • Like a firefly
  • The joyful jungle
  • The river moves on
  • Toward true meditation. Breathing and concentration
  • Helping your child to visualize
  • Four short visualizations
  • Index of values / issues.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Offers a unique way for children to discover themselves and their creativity through easy and enjoyable mediation. As well as calming their anxieties, 'Nightlights' nurtures and enhances the natural bond of closeness between parent and child.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Nightlights is a book of stories to read to children, but stories with a difference. It's a collection of twenty interactive meditation stories that have bene specially written to calm and relax your child at bedtime, while at the same time engaging and stimulating his or her imagination. These stories also help children in many other important ways. They help them to focus their minds and develop their powers of concentration and visualization, as well as learn more about emotions and feelings. Although not meditations in the strict sense, they do serve as a good preparation for learning real meditation later on. They also foster imagination and creativity, help children deal with their burgeoning anxieties, and help them take their first steps towards developing their own unique identity. In the Introduction, Civardi provides techniques to help parents develop their out-loud reading skills, shows how to create the right mood, and gives practical advice on how to talk with your child about what he or she has just heard. After each story, there is a brief list of affirmations which help to settle the message in the minds of both parent and child.