- Paperback: 100 pages
- Publisher: BALA KIDS (16 April 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1611805880
- ISBN-13: 978-1611805888
- Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 1 x 27.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sitting Still Like A Frog Activity Book: 75 Mindfulness Games for Kids Paperback – 16 Apr 2019
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When you observe attentively, you are concentrating.
Concentration is another word for attention.
Find the shadow that corresponds exactly to the frog.
Your Inner Weather Report
What’s the weather like inside you?
Close your eyes and observe what you feel.
Sit down, close your eyes, and open your ears.
What sounds do you hear right now? Are they loud or soft?
Near or far? In front of you or in back of you?
Just listening is not always easy.
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In the chapter Drawing Your Breath the child is encouraged to actually draw their breath. Learning to Stop teaches the child to hit the pause button. In Imagining the child gives powers to animals as they imagine them to be. For example: As ______as a dog. As ______as a dolphin.
The book is full of wonderful drawings, activities, even stickers. Maybe it’s a little hippy-dippy but is that a bad thing?
I love that it tells stories, each with a message and purpose that correlates to the chapter that follows. Breathing to calm down and center yourself and "how to train your attention". It's all geared toward inner reflection, control and understanding of yourself. There are fun little games to play to help with attention to detail and ways to deal with different situations. How to "put out your anger" and be "the boss of your thoughts" are big ones for us. We started working the day we got the book and we've been talking about it and working through it. I can't do more than a few pages at a time to make an impact and even then, repetition is key. Seriously, I wish the was required reading and came with our non-existent parenting manual when having children. Though a bit simplistic, this would be a great practice manual for some adults as well. This is a rare instance where I wish I could give more than five stars.
There are a few lessons devoted to "overeating." As in "Sometimes when we're anxious we eat too much. Can you think of times when you've felt so stressed that you ate too much? What can you do to not eat too much in the future?" Isn't this supposed to be a children's book, with children's coloring and activity pages? My seven-year old daughter is ALREADY aware of how her body compares to other girls's bodies. She's asked me why some of her friends call themselves fat. It's so sad--and not something I want my daughter obsessing about, especially in the context of meditation.
The other thing that was weird was the section on massage. It talks about how we all need to be touched (true), and how you should sit with your mom or dad and lightly run your fingers down her or his back. Then have your parent do the same to you. I'm all for physical touch. Kids need hugs and other physical affirmations of love and security. We all do. But the idea of asking my daughter to lightly rub her hands down her dad's back. I don't know, just...gross.
So this book turned out to be a disappointment. It wasn't at all what I was hoping for, and I wouldn't recommend it to other young readers.