Feb 262021
Helpful Books On Being Afraid Of The Dark (2-6 years)
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Who isn’t afraid of the dark? Most kids are and create quite a fuss at sleep time. Night lamps, glow-in-the-dark stars & moon (Asha used them for Aarini 🙂 ) and of course books to the rescue! This is a #kbcquery often asked so we curated a post to help all of our #kbcChildoos!

pc: Achira

The Night Monster – Aparajita recommended this book on our thread. When Achira got it and shared a read aloud – many other parents ordered the book immediately. That’s how peer-to-peer recommendations rock! In her words,

Such a great book to address the fear of dark. We ended up drawing our own night monsters and then we put them inside a locked box (our piggy bank came handy). We have written to the night monster and are waiting for his reply! We read this book 4 times since it arrived yesterday and we are happy that tonight we will only have sweet dreams! No more scary ones with monsters.

The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark – Kausar recommends this one and we just love her recos!

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

There’s a Nightmare in My Closet 

Orion and the Dark

The Berenstain Bears in the Dark

The Dark

Dragon Night

Yeti, Turn Out the Light!

Kermit the Brave

Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? 

Franklin in the Dark (Sabah & Namrata recommend this one). Akanksha got it and it helped her childoo.

We read the book “Franklin in the dark” where Franklin and other animals had their own way to face their fears. After this my son came up with his own solution to face his fears… He now sleeps with his cuddle buddy (Arlo).

A Dark, Dark Cave

Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Fright Night: I’m Not Afraid of the Dark

Bedtime for Monsters

Max at Night

Divya recommends these books!

Bear’s Moon Magic – Divya recommends this one.

What was I scared of by Dr Seuss – This has a glow in the dark cover and Divya has it!

I’m not very afraid of the dark by Usborne – another book recommended by Divya.

The knight who was afraid of the dark – Asha and Aarini have this funny book and they love it to bits – still!

Books On More General Fears And Being Brave

Llama llama Red Pajama (helped Sabah and her kids)

Be Brave Little Penguin


Emily Brown and the Thing

No Such Thing

Scaredy Bear

Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats

There’s a Monster under My Bed!: And Other Terrible Terrors 

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep

Thank you Kausar, Sabah, Aparajita, Achira, Divya, Akanksha, Namrata for sharing your awesome recommendations.

Shout-out to our 14yo Intern-In-Residence (Aarini – The Chief Childoo) for posting this.

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