Mindful Moments: Contemplation Cards to Help Kids Remember the Important Things in Life by Lynea Gillen

Mindful Moments: Contemplation Cards to Help Kids Remember the Important Things in Life

Book Title: Mindful Moments: Contemplation Cards to Help Kids Remember the Important Things in Life

Publisher: Three Pebble Press

ISBN: 0979928915

Author: Lynea Gillen


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Lynea Gillen with Mindful Moments: Contemplation Cards to Help Kids Remember the Important Things in Life

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A beautifully illustrated deck of 50 mindfulness contemplations for kids and adults that invite thoughtful reflection and self-awareness, connection to each other, and a positive view of our world by the author of Good People Everywhere, Little Banty Chicken and Yoga Calm for Children.

What we think affects how we feel and what we do. Through practice we can imagine new possibilities, learn to direct our thoughts in positive directions and have greater control over our lives. Mindful Moments Cards do just that by helping us to remember the good things in life, the people that love and support us, the beauty of nature and our unique gifts.

Developed in schools with a durable design and imaginative illustrations that every child will love, the cards invite exploration of the essential mindfulness principles highlighted in the award-winning book Yoga Calm for Children including:

  • Stillness helps us to quiet the mind and body; to be self-aware; to develop sensitivity, self-control and self-regulation.
  • Grounding helps us connect to the earth, to be physically present in the body, and to develop a sense of competence and physical safety.
  • Listening to the heart, mind and body is important for developing self-regulation, imagination, discrimination and self-understanding.
  • Community nurtures the ability to give and receive support, as well as develops compassion, communication skills, and other abilities necessary to live cooperatively with others.

Great for home or classroom use. Ages 4 and up.

Sample Cards

Remember a time when a friend listened to you. Who was that friend? How did that make you feel?

Imagine a time when you wanted to befriend a frightened or shy animal. Think of how still you became, and how you carefully encouraged the animal to trust you.

Remember a time when you felt very strong in your body. What were you doing? Who was there?

Think of your favorite tree. Now imagine that you can plant that tree in a special place. Go to that place, dig a hole and plant the tree. Imagine that you can see into the future and watch the tree grow tall.

The cards come with a sheer silver drawstring bag for easy storage.