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Grieving and Growing
Grieving and Growing was written by a certified child life specialist and offers tried and true activities for helping children of all ages with grief and loss. In order to successfully navigate the healing journey when a loved one dies, a child needs both play and the presence of a caring adult. The activities in this book provide opportunity for legacy building and processing challenging emotions. There are spaces for self-reflection to help you gain insight and understanding of your child’s unique needs; and to develop effective strategies to help you and your child connect and grieve well together.
The story and pictures in Gia’s Journey will engage young readers as they learn what mindfulness is and how to practice it in everyday situations. Readers will be delighted by the tale of Gia’s adventures in monkey jungle, crocodile swamp, and pokey porcupine path. They will learn with Gia on his search for peace and kindness and discover the skills of mindful awareness, self-compassion, emotional regulation, observing/re-framing thoughts, and conscious decision-making. When Gia reaches his final destination, peaceful porpoise path, readers will celebrate his success and be able to practice the skills that got him there. The book is designed for school age children to read alone or with an adult and can be used in conjunction with “The Mindfulness and Movement for Children” curriculum. The book includes worksheets for practicing skills and self- reflection.
Mindfulness and Movement for Children
Mindfulness training develops the capacity that a child needs to succeed socially, emotionally and academically. The Mindfulness and Movement curriculum is designed to be used with groups of school-age children. The four interactive sessions can be adjusted for school, community, healthcare or home settings. Mindfulness and Movement offers educators and facilitators the tools they need to connect with children. The activities engage children through the use of story and playful movement, while the practice experiences in each lesson help children master coping and calming skills with confidence.