Find a night this week, after it's dark, & go with your child into a dark room with a flashlight or nightlight. Turn off the main light and show them the shadows you can both make with your hands. Can you make a bunny rabbit? An eagle? What other animals can you make? Take turns guessing each others shadow puppets. Don't rush, just enjoy some simple time together imagining, playing, laughing, and not being distracted by the dirty dishes that are piling up in the kitchen. Just Enjoy some SIMPLE FUN together.
***(Bonus: maybe this will help turn your child's "fear-of-the-dark" into "fun-in-the-dark")