Amazon.com: Customer reviews: Magic Island: Guided Meditation for Kids - Research Proven Guided Imagery and Relaxation for Kids Ages 4-10, for Boosting Confidence, Reducing Stress, and Help with Sleeping.
My 9 year old was introduced to meditation by her swim coach, and it really does calm and focus her. She asked for some meditation CDs for Christmas. Santa put this and another in her stocking, and this one is a HIT. She loves meditating with a unicorn or fairy or dragon or whatever. I tend to giggle to myself a little when she plays it, as it is highly imaginative and cute. It makes her really happy. She puts it on before swim meets, and even invites friends to do it with her. She also listens to it during her bath and at bedtime. Great find!
My kids have never, ever gone to sleep without drama or a parent having to stay in the room until they fell asleep. They loved this tape, and for the first time EVER they fell asleep with no parent, no drama. Highly recommend
My son is sometimes too hyper, overstimulated or anxious and in all three scenarios this CD has calmed him. He will nap during the day because of it and falls asleep to it at night. He actually gets excited for bedtime now, too.
I AM HORRIBLE ABOUT POSTING REVIEWS BUT I WAS IN AWE HOW MY VERY "ACTIVE" 9 YEAR OLD RELAXED AND WENT TO SLEEP SO QUICKLY, THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN EVER. BEDTIME WAS A BATTLE. NO MEDICATIONS WORK NEAR LIKE THESE DVD'S, I WAS SO IMPRESSED. DID NOT KNOW THE DEPTH OF MY SONS IMAGINATION UNTIL WE TOOK THIS JOURNEY....RECOMMEND HIGHLY
Anna wanted to hear this CD every night at first, and would talk about the stories and how she fell asleep. Now, she tells me they are boring. I think it is because she listened to the same one for a while, and realized how soon she was falling asleep. She fights to stay awake. So, I try to change the CDs around, and believe me, they are soothing, not boring and that really does help her fall asleep.....fast! She is calmer in the morning also.