Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)
Author: Eline Snel
Pubpsher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.
Fun Mindfulness Games for Kids (and Their Parents)
Author: Eline Snel
Pubpsher: Bala Kids
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
80 fun mindfulness games and activities to teach children ages 5-8 to calm themselves down, focus, be attentive to people around them, and to feel more peaceful. Mindfulness is one of the most effective practices to teach kids to calm themselves in stressful moments, increase focus and attention, ease anxiety, and promote a sense of empathy toward others. Eline Snel's Sitting Still Like a Frog method of meditation has introduced hundreds of thousands of children worldwide to become more relaxed and attentive, more aware of their bodies and emotions, and to be more open toward others. This Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book is packed with entertaining and useful activities that children can do alone or with a parent, including yoga exercises for tuning into your body; art and cooking projects; stories to meditate on; posters to color and cards to cut out; stickers; attention games; love notes to share; the big family frog game; and much more!
"You try to be supportive through all the emotional ups and downs, but if you're too supportive, they feel smothered. You want to give them the freedom necessary to grow, but not so much that they're left vulnerable--and however you try to do it, you can count on being wrong. Parenting a teenager is a challenge, to be sure. But Eline Snel has some very good news for those facing that challenge: there's a way to stay mindful, present, and yes, positive throughout it all by developing a base of mindful awareness as your resource, "--Page 4 of cover.
The Little Yokozuna is a Japanese fantasy novel written for young adults. When a group of children is mysteriously transported from a museum garden into a fantastic world where myths, magic, and spirits of traditional Japan have come to life, they find escape isn't as simple as a phone call home. The children must win a desperate race against time to rescue the youngest sister from demon warriors - and discover who will stand against the demons with the spirit of a true sumo champion (Yokozuna) before they can return to their enchanted garden. The dramatic adventures they share with their new Japanese friend Kiyoshi-clan set in a fantastic world of sumo wrestling, baseball, and temple gardens - offer a fascinating introduction to the magical aspects of Japanese culture.
The Victorian fascination with fairyland is reflected in the literature of the period, which includes some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written. They offer the shortest path to the age's dreams, desires, and wishes. Authors central to the nineteenth-century canon such as Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, and Rudyard Kipling wrote fairy tales, and authors primarily famous for their work in the genre include George MacDonald, Juliana Ewing, Mary De Morgan, and Andrew Lang. This anthology brings together fourteen of the best stories, by these and other outstanding practitioners, to show the vibrancy and variety of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. The stories in this selection range from pure whimsy and romance to witty satire and darker, uncanny mystery. Paradox proves central to a form offered equally to children and adults. Fairyland is a dynamic and beguiling place, one that permits the most striking explorations of gender, suffering, love, family, and the travails of identity. Michael Newton's introduction and notes explore the literary marketplace in which these tales appeared, as well as the role they played in contemporary debates on scepticism and belief. The book also includes a selection of original illustrations by some of the masters of the field such as Richard Doyle, Arthur Hughes, and Walter Crane.
His father humiliated, a teenage boy vows bloody revenge Every sports fan in New York knows Al Judge, the hard-bitten reporter whose column is the scourge of gamblers, gangsters, and corrupt players across the city. Sixteen-year-old George LaMain is Judge’s biggest fan—right up until the night he decides the writer has to die. George is in his father’s saloon, waiting for his dad to give him his birthday present: a trip to the fights at Madison Square Garden. They are about to leave when Judge demands George’s father strip and lie down on the barroom floor. George doesn’t know why, but his old man does it—and Judge beats him senseless in front of the whole bar. When he’s finished crying, George takes his father’s gun and sets out into the night. To avenge his disgraced father, he plans to gun Al Judge down. But before he can become a killer, this birthday boy will have to grow into a man.
Frog Music is an atmospheric and gripping novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller Room, adapted as a major motion picture directed by Lenny Abrahamson. San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything - and leaving one of them dead. Inspired by a true unsolved crime, Frog Music, a New York Times bestseller, is a dark and compelling story of intrigue and murder.