04 May 2013

We have been enjoying a book at bedtime recently, one that we found in the library I think we will be getting a copy of our own as we are enjoying it so much.

Buddha at Bedtime by Dharmachari Nagaraja is a lovely collection of stories which are interesting to share with children, and it is a good introduction to this religion.

The book has a section at the beginning introducing Buddha, Buddhism, mediation and relaxation.

The stories themselves all start with a similar sentence, asking the reader and listener to be still and listen in order to fully appreciate the story.  It gives a few lines about the story and then asks a question to see if you want more, and lets see if we can find out.  It is a lovely way of opening a story and my children always say yes!

All the stories are short and are illustrated.  At the end of each story is a moral related to the story and the teachings of Buddhism.  We have enjoyed sharing these stories before bed and they have provoked some interesting discussions.

Joining in with The Children's Bookshelf a sharing of all things related to children's books.

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