Monday, April 19, 2010

Title: Mikey Takes a Moment

Sub-Title: Personal Development for Children Series - Meditation and Relaxation - With supporting notes for parents / teachers and children

Authors: Amal & Santa Simothy, Hitul & Seema Thobani

Illustrator: Anca Budeanu

ISBN: 978-0-9563260-4-1

Publisher: Kidz4mation

Genre: Fiction / Children

Presentation: Soft cover, illustrated and plastic coated

In this delightful and in my view, most useful of the series booklet, Mikey and his friends are taught a technique to relax and be calm through music and visualization. Pari, the Peacock is known for keeping calm amidst all the chaos of the modern world and at the request of class teacher, Mr.Nutwell, the Owl, she shares her techniques for meditation and relaxation with the children. 

Restlessness and stress are known to reduce the efficiency of learning and working. Meditation, visualization etc.  esp. when accompanied by soothing, relaxing music are known to be very effective in helping people, including young children calm and stress free. 

Breathing plays an important role in stress reduction and the authors could have covered that too. 

The illustrations and printing are as usual good. 

The booklet and in fact, the whole series (of 6 booklets) make excellent reading for children and their caretakers. 

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