I’m a huge fan of reading to my kids, but at bedtime and nap times it can turn into a never-ending bookathon. I have three sons who all want to choose the story my husband or I am reading. More than once, full-scale storybook war has been waged which resulted in no reading whatsoever.
That’s why I was excited (and relieved) to get the chance to review the Naptime Nanny CD collection. The set of three CDs was designed by a preschool teacher who was inspired by the lack of good recorded stories for young children.
The Naptime Nanny library currently includes:
Naptime Nanny Volume 1: Quiet Time Stories (Classic Fairy-Tales and Children’s Stories)
Naptime Nanny Volume 2: Quiet Time Stories (More Classic Fairy-Tales and Children’s Stories)
Naptime Nanny Volume 3: Christmas Edition
My kids LOVE the Naptime Nanny series. We rotate the discs between naps and bedtimes and the kids always settle right into bed. My children generally nap in the living room around the same time, so I put in a CD and the two youngest get comfy. My 5-year-old, who is too cool for naps, usually brings in a toy and listens quietly.
Yeah, I said it. Q-U-I-E-T-L-Y.
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t stopped reading to my kids altogether. Working from home, I still have little boys climbing onto my lap with books periodically throughout the day. The Naptime Nanny CDs have just brought peace, tranquility and good storytelling to bedtime.
What I Love about Naptime Nanny CDs:
- There are no pages to turn or pictures to distract my kids from falling asleep
- The reader on the CDs has an even soothing voice that boys respond to
- The stories are read with sound effects and music
- The stories play continuously, so I don’t have to keep pushing play
- Each CD has a good running time, giving my little guys ample time to settle in and drift off to dreamland
You don’t have to take my word for it. Listen to a sample reading of “The Grasshopper and the Ants.”
We’re giving away all 3 Naptime Nanny CDs to one Mama’s Got Flair reader, courtesy of Naptime Nanny, LLC!
How to Enter:
GIVEAWAY RULES: The contest is open to US residents, ages 18 and over, and will run until 11:59pm (CST) on Friday, July 8, 2011. A winner will be selected by random draw on Random.org. I’ll notify the winner by e-mail and he or she will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is drawn. The mandatory entry must be completed before additional entries will be accepted.
Mandatory Entry: Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite childhood story was.
Additional Entries (If you already like or follow me, you can still get the entry credit with a comment.):
“I entered to win the Naptime Nanny #Giveaway on Mama’s Got Flair! http://tinyurl.com/3s3eakj (Ends 7/8) @JessAriasCooper”
This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.