My 5-year-old was petrified of the dark when she was younger. She couldn’t even bear to have the curtains open and see the blackness outside. Only later did we discover that she had really poor eyesight and her fear gradually decreased once she had glasses. It is so lovely to see the progression from a terrified toddler to an excited child who loves to play outside in the dark with a torch.
Find out what we have been doing in my recent Parentmap article ’10 Ideas for Playing in the Dark’.