ABC Mindful Me
Quarto US, 2018
36pp., board book, RRP $A19.99
“Being mindful means paying attention to the present moment” and in this book the creator takes a journey through the alphabet stopping at each letter to link it to an activity or concept that will enable younger readers to be more in touch with the here and now and where they are.
From Awareness to Zen children are encouraged to learn about being physically, mentally and emotionally healthy as they learn how to limit and manage stress and anxiety through rhyming text and bold pictures which feature a diversity of children. There are also instructions to make some of the suggestions like a thankfulness tree and a mandala.
With mindfulness such a part of the curriculum these days, this could almost be the basis of a semester’s program as each child creates their own book showing what the concept for each letter means for them.