Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness
This simplistic story promotes self-awareness, being present, and acknowledging feelings as they arise. People have tendencies to jump to conclusions, assume the worst when things go wrong, or let their fears dictate their life. Dogs, however, always live in the moment. Dogs bark when they’re worried, growl when they’re angry, wag their tail when they’re happy, and take each day as it comes to them. The author, Maria Gianferrari, encourages children to use coping strategies when feeling overwhelmed, instead of letting anxieties and worries take over.
This book ends with a mindful nature walk guide; the author guides children through a sensory experience for each season that gives them the opportunity to practice techniques discussed throughout the story. “Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness” is a perfect way to introduce calming strategies to children ages two to seven. Readers will be able to act out scenes of the story while simultaneously practicing coping skills. The illustrations from the incomparable Pete Oswald will allure and captivate young readers from beginning to end. Children will enjoy learning how to bring out their inner dog.
|Page Count||40 pages|
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