Two secret gems, Peaceful Piggy Meditation and Moody Cow Meditates, help children to decompress and ground themselves.
Peaceful Piggy Meditation is focused on creating a special place in the home for meditation. A few suggestions to create a spot of relaxation in your home include:
- a small cushion to sit on
- a smooth stone to rub
- soft music to drift away to
Anything that brings peace and tranquility are welcome.
The book also includes a description of how children can meditate, as well as, directions on how to create a Mind-in-a-Jar Experiment.
The Mind-in-a-Jar Experiment is such a simple thing that truly demonstrates a peaceful, yet active mind.
Moody Cow Meditates is a must have for any family that has children that tend to get angry a bit easier than most. Nothing terrible, but the child is often just in a funk.
Moody Cow Meditates goes through the day of Moody Cow as he experiences several unsettling things. After all, who wouldn’t be upset by bad dreams and wrecking your bike?
Anyways… when Moody Cow returns home, he is visited by his wise grandfather. His grandfather creates a Moody Cow Mind Jar to help the little cow to calm and refocus his day.
The directions for creating the jar are in the back of the book. Basically, you drop colored sparkles into the water… one pinch for each angry thought you had during the day. You watch the water quietly until all the sparkles have settled calmly to the bottom. By the time, the last sparkle falls the angry feelings will have vanished or at least subsided a bit.
The concept is again very simple, but works its magic on the mind of children both young and old.
The next time your child is experiencing soul fever or just having a difficult day consider one of these awesome children’s books as a source of guidance. Your child might just smile again before bedtime.
What are some of your favorite go to books for children?
What books help your child work through a personal dilemma big or small?