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A World of Pausabilities: A Exercise in Mindfulness by Frank J Sileo
Published on February 13, 2017.
This is a rhyming guide that introduces children to mindfulness and shows them how to live mindfully by taking pauses in their lives. Pausabilities encourage children to take a breath and be present and pay attention to their thoughts, feelings, sensations, and the world around them. A World of Pausabilities reminds children that everyone can be mindful and that there is no wrong way to take a pause. Includes a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” by the author which explains mindfulness and provides tips for implementing pausabilities in their children’s lives.
This book introduces children to the concept of mindfulness, taking a pause to be aware of their present situations and feelings. After a simple explanation, it dives into examples of different types of pauses. It ends by asking the child to think of different ways that they could take a pause.
The illustrations throughout the book depict children being children – playing in the rain, catching frogs, picking apples, and snuggling with a parent. The people in this book are diverse, which is wonderful because the message is universal.
As always with Magination Press books, this book includes an end note for parents that provides more information about mindfulness and how to practice this exercise with children.
I enjoyed this book. I think it is a great resource for parents and teachers interested in teaching children about mindfulness.
My Rating: 3 stars