What child doesn’t love to listen to stories?! Here at Hazelnut Kids, we decided it was time to offer some audio entertainment to our collection of inspiring toys for children.

We were pleased to discover Smart Dreamzzz, and we think you will be too! Smart Dreamzzz was created by a parent of two young children, and an expert in child psychology. Dr. Kristen Race is committed to helping families create a strong foundation that will lead to children making good decisions as they grow. Her CD’s guide children through age-appropriate meditation that help with sleep, and stress management.

Animal Dreamzzz provokes a relaxation response in the brain, making it easier for children to fall asleep. It includes 3 stories (about 15 minutes long each) about a giraffe, a baby elephant, and a cuddly bear.

Day Dreamzzz stimulates the memory, attention, and problem-solving areas of the brain. This CD includes 7 stories that help children relax during their stressful day – and is great at home, the car, or in the classroom!

Stories include The Magic Bottle, A Day Dream, The Sky Ride, The Relaxed River Otter, The Sleigh Ride, The River Ride, and Fireside

Dino Dreamzzz includes 3 stories (about 15 minutes long each) about a long neck, a stegosaurus, and a triceratops.

Each Smart Dreamzzz story begins with a soothing voice instructing your child to find a comfortable position and listen to their breath. She leads them to a state of relaxation and complete stillness. This in itself is worth the price of the CD. The bonus is a series of creative and imaginative stories that allow your child to experience adventures in their mind.

From Day Dreamzzz…. “The Magic Bottle”

“Imagine far off in the distance you hear the sounds of a waterfall. Pretend you are walking down a path in a beautiful mountain forest. As you walk, the sound of the waterfall gets louder and louder. You continue to walk down the dirt path and you start to feel a mist on your face. You’re getting closer! The sound gets louder and you find yourself coming to a clearing in the forest. Before you is a big beautiful waterfall cascading down layers and layers of rocks as the water makes its way down to the river below. You walk to the edge of the river and discover something amazing that has just washed up on the bank. It is a beautiful magic bottle!”

I play Day Dreamzzz in the car on the way home from school when I sense boredom, restlessness, or arguing between my two children. It works like a dream (no pun intended) to relax them and make them forget what they are arguing about. (Tracy)

You can find other testimonials HERE.

GIVEAWAY

So for the July 30th giveaway, simply comment on this blog telling us which Smart Dreamzzz CD you would like. You can receive extra entries by following Hazelnut Kids on facebook and Twitter, and subscribing to the Hazelnut Kids newsletter. (sign-up is on the bottom left of home page) You can also tweet about our giveaway or share a link with your facebook friends for additional entries. Just remember to tell us with additional comments.

Good Luck and thank you for reading!

Bridgett – Manager, Hazelnut Kids

Tracy – Owner, Hazelnut Kids


7 Comments

  1. trixx
    Posted July 29, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Dino Dreamzzz would be great. Thanks!

  2. Stacia
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    I’d love the Day Dreamzzz cd! So cool that it helps children with problem solving skills while sending them on a cool adventure!

  3. Posted July 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I follow Hazelnut Kids on Twitter!

  4. Posted July 19, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I am a fan of Hazelnut Kids on Facebook!

  5. Posted July 19, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I’d choose the animal dreams! I think my son would love it…and we would appreciate any help we could get with bedtime!

  6. Posted July 19, 2010 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    All three sound great, but I would probably choose Day Dreamzzz. The kids sleep just fine, but I could definitely use a little help in the car from time to time! Thanks!

  7. Sheila
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    I would lov to win the Animal Dreamzzz CD to use with my nieces ages 3 yrs. and newborn. Since I will be caring for them one or two days each week, I can see how this would be a wonderful addition to our day.
    I love this blog, BTW!
    Sheila

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