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Murray the Shark Sleeptime Stories (set of 6 MP3s)

Sleeptime Stories prepare your children for bed or naptime with interesting (never scary) stories of creative fun and friendship, followed by half an hour of soothing music and the sound of ocean waves. Murray the Shark and friends teach your children meditative breathing and how to access their intuition, lulling them to sleep feeling positive and relaxed.

Buy this Complete 6 MP3 Audio File Set in the Murray the Shark series (Volumes 1 to 6) and your kids will enjoy the variety. Each story continues to build upon the stories before, so children grow and learn with the characters. Kids love being able to choose which Murray the Shark story to listen to each time. Save $8.75 when you buy the complete Set of Six MP3 Audio Files and get a set of coloring pages free.


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Are you tired of “Disney-style” stories that scare your child and involve evil characters? Are you longing to give your kids positive, exciting stories that teach them useful things at the same time? Would your child benefit from learning deep (meditative) breathing to help them calm down and relax and listen to their gut?
 
Sleeptime Stories (for ages 2 to 6) involve exciting plots or a puzzle to figure out, and teach children meditative breathing and how to listen to their gut. They are bedtime (or naptime) stories to send your children off to sleep with good feelings, thoughts and dreams.
 
Each Sleeptime Story CD or MP3 audio file contains an approximately 17-minute story with sound effects, narrated by Jini Patel Thompson. The story is followed by 30 minutes of soothing, calming instrumental music set to the hypnotic rhythm of ocean waves, composed by Steve Martin. Total running time is approximately 47 minutes.
 
Cuddle up with your child for an interesting, educational story that also puts them to sleep by the end. Or you can use the Sleeptime Stories as a tool to help teach your child how to go to sleep on their own. 
 
Sleeptime Stories are available as either physical CDs that we ship to you, or as MP3 audio files that you can immediately download to your computer or iPod.
 
"Hearing stories instills love of language in children and motivates them to read… Stories capture the imagination, engaging the emotions and opening the minds of listeners. Consequently, any point that is made in a story or any teaching that is done afterward is likely to be much more effective."
Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss (authors of Children Tell Stories)
 
Use To Help Kids Relax:
  • In the car for long drives
  • During bedtime routines
  • During supper
  • At the dentist
  • On airplane journeys
  • During holidays
  • At daycare
  • At a sleepover at grandparents
  • Before dinner
  • When mom's away
  • Before naptime
  • When weaning toddlers off bottles
And lots more!
 
Benefits of Sleeptime Stories:
  • Teach children meditative breathing.
  • Teach children creative problem-solving and teamwork skills.
  • Teach children new vocabulary using repetition and re-phrasing.
  • Encourage creative thought and expression.
  • Teach children creative problem-solving and teamwork skills.
  • Don't contain any scary or evil characters – “dramatic tension” and holding the child's interest is achieved through the excitement of puzzles and problem-solving.
  • The relaxing music begins at end of the story as the characters say “night-night” to each other, cueing your child to sleep.

Sleeptime Stories
Volume 1 (MP3)
Stuck in the Seaweed
Murray the Shark wakes up and immediately feels that "today is going to be an exciting day!" He rounds up his friends - Odelia Octopus and Sammy Seahorse - and the three of them head for the north side of the island where the waves crash against the rocks.
 
As they get closer, they hear someone calling for help. It's a boy on a boat, stuck in the middle of a storm! What's wrong with the boat and why can't it move? Join the ocean friends as they investigate and come up with a solution to save the boy and his boat!
 
Approximately 20-minute story with sound effects, narrated by Jini Patel Thompson, followed by 30 minutes of Ocean Slumber original music by Steve Martin.
 
Words and Concepts Learned In This Story:
  • Inclusive decision making; everyone's ideas are valued.
  • Dialogue between characters teaches children socialization skills and manners.
  • Deep breathing - to calm the mind and access wisdom.
  • Phonetic pairings of names.
  • Assurance and guidance on how to accomplish tasks.
  • Propeller, tentacles, all of a sudden.
  • Being careful with sharp knives.
  • Tangled seaweed - wrapped, caught, knotted.
  • Intuition - feeling something in your tummy.
Volume 2 (MP3)
Murray the Shark Meets Allie Anglerfish
Murray the Shark decides to have an adventure and dives down to explore the dark, ocean depths. There he meets Allie Anglerfish, plays soccer with her, and learns about bioluminescence. Murray's fascinated by creatures that glow in the dark! Follow him on his journey to the bottom of the ocean…
 
Approximately 20-minute story with sound effects, narrated by Jini Patel Thompson followed by 30 minutes of Ocean Slumber original music by Steve Martin.
 
Words and Concepts Learned In This Story:
  • Creatures glowing in the dark (bioluminescence).
  • Exploring on your own.
  • Meeting new friends.
  • Learning about different worlds/environments.
  • Phonetic pairings of names.
  • The ocean depths; absence of light.
  • New words: Anglerfish, soccer, caves, fascinating, interesting, amazing.
  • Dialogue between characters teaches children socialization skills and manners.
Volume 3 (MP3)
Murray and Friends Build a Bicycle
Murray the Shark, Odelia Octopus and Sammy Seahorse want to build a bicycle - just like in the circus! They cooperate to find all the unique parts they need to build it and then take turns riding it. Share their excitement of coming up with an original idea and then creating it!
 
Words and Concepts Learned In This Story:
  • Bicycle, tentacles, circus, sunken ship, perfect, wonderful, impressed.
  • Being creative; coming up with an idea and finding ways to implement it.
  • Sharing and taking turns.
  • Constructing, building.
  • Deep breathing - to calm the mind and access wisdom.
  • Phonetic pairings of names.Assurance and guidance on how to accomplish tasks.
  • Inclusive decision making; everyone's ideas are valued.
  • Dialogue between characters teaches children socialization skills and manners.
Volume 4 (MP3)
Murray & Friends Secret Playhouse
Murray the Shark, Odelia Octopus and Sammy Seahorse decide to search for the perfect cave to make into a playhouse. A secret playhouse, just for them. As they start looking at various caves, they realize that finding just the right one is not so easy. But with some help from Samantha Sea Turtle, a cave that meets all their expectations is found.
 
Now, they have to decorate it! Join Murray, Odelia and Sammy as they search the ocean for beautiful objects for their secret playhouse.
 
Approximately 20-minute story with sound effects, narrated by Jini Patel Thompson and followed by 30 minutes of Cloud Wings original music by Steve Martin.
 
Words and Concepts Learned In This Story:
  • Fantastic, coral, gorgeous, exploring.
  • Discernment: Too big/too small/just right.
  • Planting and gardening.
  • How colors affect feelings.
  • Being creative; coming up with an idea and finding ways to implement it.
  • Each person has a unique contribution to make; different, but equally wonderful.
  • Decorating, creating a beautiful space.
  • Directions: left, right, North, 5 minutes, etc.
  • Deep breathing – to calm the mind and access wisdom.
  • Phonetic pairings of names.
  • Inclusive decision making; everyone’s ideas are valued.
  • Dialogue between characters teaches children socialization skills and manners.
Volume 5 (MP3)
Murray Meets Daphne Dolphin
Murray the Shark is in the mood for an adventure. So he goes out exploring and meets a new friend – Daphne Dolphin and her brother and sister. He spends the afternoon learning how to do dolphin flips, checking out Donald Dolphin's art murals and realizing that he would like to have a brother or sister too! He discusses this with his mummy over a supper of crabs, oysters and seaweed salad.
 
Approximately 20-minute story with sound effects, narrated by Jini Patel Thompson followed by 30 minutes of Cloud Wings original music by Steve Martin.
 
Words and Concepts Learned In This Story:
  • Circus, back flips, somersaults.
  • Meeting new friends.
  • Learning new skills and the importance of practice.
  • Wanting a brother/sister.
  • Different people are good at different things; we can share our skills and teach each other.
  • Phonetic pairings of names.
  • Dialogue between characters teaches children socialization skills and manners.
Volume 6 (MP3)
The Fishing Game
After a lunch of crab sticks, fish fingers and starfish cookies for dessert, Murray the Shark, Odelia Octopus and Sammy Seahorse swim off to their secret playhouse for the afternoon. But what shall they do? After some deep breathing together, they invent a Fishing Game that is very exciting and sounds like it will be great fun.
 
However, they soon realize that what is fun for them, may not be so fun for others! After encounters with a small squid from New York and lobster from down South, they decide that perhaps the Fishing Game is not such a good idea…
 
Approximately 20-minute story with sound effects, narrated by Jini Patel Thompson, followed by 30 minutes of Cloud Wings original music by Steve Martin.
 
Note from Jini Patel Thompson: 
This is my personal favorite story in this series and I had a great time doing the different accents!
 
Words and Concepts Learned In This Story:
  • Being inventive; creating something that’s never existed before.
  • Compassion and empathy; putting yourself in someone else’s position and changing your actions based on newfound understanding.
  • Consequential thinking (if I do this, then that will happen).
  • Appreciating different accents, ways of speaking.
  • Deep breathing – to calm the mind and access wisdom.
  • Phonetic pairings of names.
  • Inclusive decision making; everyone’s ideas are valued.
  • Dialogue between characters teaches children socialization skills and manners.
  • Tentacles, squid, lobster, fishing.
  • Sharing a meal together.

Testimonials:
 
"The Murray the Shark CD'S where wonderful for my 4-yr-old son…very soothing and calming for both of us, and it is something we could do together...thanks!" 
Heidi R., Ontario
 
"My kids have such a hard time shutting off their brains at night to go to sleep. I've been looking for something to help focus their bedtime attention and help de-stress them from their day. They can't wait to go to bed tonight, so they can listen to their new stories and music. Thank you so much."
Tami H., Albuquerque
 
"The CD’s have been a great tool for calming the children’s minds and getting them ready for rest, and telling stories of friendships and adventures. Every day as we go to pick a CD to listen to, we get at least one request (usually more!) for “Murray The Shark” and it’s a hit with every child that comes through our doors. We’re extremely glad to have been introduced to these sleeptime stories and are looking forward to hearing more adventures from the underwater friends."
Teachers Nicole and Natalie, Hazelmere Acres Preschool & Daycare, Langley
 
6 volumes (Also available in 1 set of 3 CDs - Volumes 1 to 3). Each MP3 recording contains an approximately 20-minute story with sound effects, narrated by Jini Patel Thompson and followed by 30 minutes of Cloud Wings or Ocean Slumber original music by Steve Martin.

 

Murray the Shark Sleeptime Stories (set of 6 MP3s)
 
$17.50

 

Sleeptime Stories


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