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Children's Nonfiction Emotions & Feelings

Follow Your Breath!

A First Book of Mindfulness

illustrated by Scot Ritchie

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Category
Emotions & Feelings, Sense & Sensation, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781525303364
    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price
    $16.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 7

Description

Part of the popular Exploring Our Community series, here's the perfect child-friendly introduction to mindfulness.

Friends Yulee, Nick, Martin and Sally are at Pedro's house for a sleepover. Pedro is moving in a few days, and he's been feeling both sad about leaving his old house and worried he won't be happy in his new one. To try to help Pedro feel better, his mom decides to teach the five friends about mindfulness, which is, as she describes it, “being aware of what is happening right now.” As the children practice focusing on their bodies, using their senses, paying attention to their feelings and accepting life as it happens, Pedro learns there are many ways to manage the stress of his upcoming move.

As with all the titles in the popular Exploring Our Community series, award-winning author Scot Ritchie tells an engaging story about five culturally diverse friends while also providing comprehensive factual information on each spread. Fun mindfulness activities follow the story. Studies have shown the many benefits of mindfulness for young children --- from increased attention and self-control to decreased stress and disruptive behavior --- and teachers are using it more and more in the classroom. By learning how to incorporate mindfulness into their lives, children gain lifelong coping skills they can use to stay physically and mentally healthy. All the facts in the book have been reviewed by a mindfulness expert.

About the author

 

Scot Ritchie est un auteur-illustrateur primé vivant à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Il a illustré, et parfois écrit, plus de 40 livres pour enfants, dont Suivons la carte, Dis-moi pourquoi et There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Puck.

 

Scot Ritchie is an award winning illustrator who lives in Vancouver British Columbia. He has illustrated over 40 children's books, (some of which he also wrote) including Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here, Up, Up and Away and the Basics for Beginners series, Hockey, Baseball and Soccer.

 

 

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Editorial Reviews

... offers comprehensible, serviceable, and timely tools for youngsters.

CM Magazine

A must-have for social emotional learning. Ritchie provides an excellent overview of mindfulness for youngsters.

School Library Journal, starred review

The text's light tone is carried over in Bob Graham-esque illustrations.

Horn Book

A reminder to pause, breathe, and notice the moment.

Kirkus Reviews

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