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Story time at the zoo

Bedtime has never been so easy, thanks to SleepDrops’ children’s story book, Sleep Time at the Zoo.

Launching today, the book is cleverly designed to teach children about how to get ready for bed in a fun and engaging way, while providing parent’s with a useful tool to use as part of their night time routine, helping to make nightmare bedtimes a thing of the past.

The children’s story book, written by Sleep expert and founder of SleepDrops International Ltd, Kirsten Taylor, is packed full of beautiful illustrations by artist and illustrator, Tony McNeight.

Kirsten says sleep is integral to a child’s physical and mental development but research shows 20 per cent don’t get the recommended amount of sleep needed and up to 40 per cent have poor sleep schedules.

“I developed this book as a way of helping children and adults form good habits before bedtime. It is so important that your children receive the recommended amount of sleep as it keeps them focused, maintains their mood and helps to boost their health and learning capabilities.”

“Creating this book was a labour of love for Tony and myself. It was vital that the book was engaging for children and helpful for parents, it took a lot of effort but I think we’ve struck a great balance. So many parents have a daily battle with their children at bedtime and I want this book to assist parents and remind them that it doesn’t have to be a daily struggle,” says Kirsten.

SleepTime at the Zoo takes children on a colourful journey visiting a variety of animals at the zoo, along the way providing a bedtime checklist for children and adults to go through together, helping to prepare children for bed.

Throughout Kirsten’s 10 years as a Naturopathic Sleep Specialist she has seen the demand for sleep remedies increase across the board including among children and babies.

“The advent of new technology has had a huge impact on the duration and quality of our children’s sleeping patterns. Ipads and televisions can cause children’s minds to be too stimulated delaying the onset of sleep and effecting sleep quality,” says Kirsten Taylor

“My book aims to get children in the right frame of mind before bed, helping parents to establish an effective sleeping regime, leading to happier children and parents in the long run.”