Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids

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Magination Press/American Psychological Association, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Take the time andbe with friends,
close your eyes when you are hugged,
let the cold tickle your cheeks,
think about what you are doing,
and take the time to love.

Our world goes entirely too fast, with childhood now an overscheduled succession of years, with many children involved in too many "enriching" activities, with children overtaxed by schools seeking high student scores, or with well-meaning parents driven to find success for their children.

Take the Time encourages children and parents to find space in their lives to slow down and become deliberate with their day-to-day actions and thoughts. Both parent and child can learn to "experience the experience" rather than rushing from one thing to another. With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, kids may be guided toward self-awareness and mindfulness. And when any old day feels topsy-turvy, mindfulness tools may help your child calm down and feel better.

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About the author (2010)

Maud Roegiers's career as an artist and author began early with her studies at l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de Marche-en-Famenne when she was 11 years old. Maud is the author and illustrator of Lettre à Émilie and Prendre le temps (Take the Time). Maud lives in Belgium. Visit her at www.maudine.be and follow her on Facebook: @maudine.be.

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