Bound To Stay Bound

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 Meditate with me : a step-by-step mindfulness journey
 Author: Gates, Mariam

 Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers (2017)

 Dewey: 158.1
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 23 x 27 cm

 BTSB No: 370791 ISBN: 9780399186615
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Mindfulness (Psychology)

Price: $6.50

A classroom full of animals demonstrates the principles of mindfulness in this guide to meditation for children.

 Illustrator: Surnaite, Margarita

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/17)
   School Library Journal (08/01/17)

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School Library Journal - 08/01/2017 Gr 1–3—In this introduction to meditation, children learn some basic techniques to calm their minds and recognize their emotions. The author, who has also written Good Night Yoga and Good Morning Yoga, includes four steps to meditate, starting with exercises to sit and relax. Others include breathing, listening, and keeping calm. Each practice is demonstrated by a group of cute, friendly anthropomorphized animals, depicted in soft pastel colors. The content is very accessible; for example, in teaching children to settle down, the text uses the analogy that a mind is similar to a snow globe-type object, with glitter representing thoughts. ("You can use your breath and body to set that busy mind down flat. Gently just like that. Swish! You can feel what it's like to be just here, just now.") Each page has about one to five sentences of text, making for a clean, approachable layout. VERDICT A calming introduction to meditation suitable for one-on-one or group use, at home or in the library.—Robin Sofge, Prince William Public Library System, VA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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