Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree
Bea is anxiously waiting for her friends to show up for her birthday party. The worries start to grow around her life tree branches. She asks herself questions like, "What if my friends don't like the games?" Her stomach flip-flops and she feels shaky. She tries to run away from the thoughts in the worry tree, but it doesn't work! Bea uses deep-breathing exercises and visualization techniques to calm herself down. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers by Ara Schmitt, PhD, about the ways in which kids can respond to their anxious thoughts.
Booma Booma Boom
It’s not the thunder that’s so scary, just the way that it arrives. It comes without a warning, and takes us by surprise. In lively rhyming text, a courageous boy guides his stuffed animal companions and his parents through a thunderstorm using sensory-based mindfulness to navigate his fear and find quiet within the storm. Through this soothing story, kids will understand that thunderstorms can also bring good things, such as calming rain and water for plants. The atmospheric illustrations capture the darkness of a storm and the light that comes through as fear subsides. Includes a Reader’s Note with more information about helping kids navigate their own fears around thunderstorms.
Gail Silver jwells 2022-03-03T16:02:21-05:00