March 27, 2011

Take the Time by Maud Roegiers

Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids

Take the Time- Mindfulness for Kids
by Maud Roegiers
Published by Imagination Press

What do you notice when you take the time to stop, listen, and experience? This pensive and peaceful book encourages children to slow down and become deliberate with their day-to-day actions and thoughts. With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, kids may be guided toward a quiet self-awareness and mindfulness. And when a day feels stressful or topsy-turvy, kids can use such self-awareness to calm down and feel better. Kids can then enjoy the beauty of the world all around them and fully savour life -goodreads

Not necessarily one I would recommend for the preschool age or for use in story time but as the parent of a ten year old who seems to rush through everything I really liked this one. Lovely illustrations and simple but well chosen text. My son and I read it together and discussed it's meaning. It would be great for a gift for an adult as well- as it reminds us to slow down-appreciate the little moments
 and take the time we need to think, heal and love. Recommended.

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