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Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  48 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
This pensive and peaceful book encourages children to slow down and become deliberate with their day-to-day actions and thoughts. With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, kids may be guided toward a quiet self-awareness and mindfulness.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Magination Press
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Jaclyn
Apr 01, 2015 Jaclyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
I really enjoyed this book. The book is short, sweet and has a lovely poetic flow. The illustrations are beautifully simple and a perfect compliment to the text. This book is a great introduction to mindfulness for kids. In a world where we are constantly bombarded by information, activities, etc. throughout our day, this is a great reminder to slow down and 'take the time' to notice and enjoy life. I read this with my own kids which lead to a great (and in my opinion, necessary) discussion. Thi ...more
Anna
Jul 27, 2010 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: children-100
I love the idea of this book. I think in many ways it's harder for kids to slow down in today’s society, with TV, Internet, iPod's, school, friends, sports and clubs, etc., everything is Go! Go! Go! and we have to remember that kids can't always be moving, be thinking, can't always multitask every moment of the day. I appreciate seeing a book that encourages children to slow down, breathe and relish the simplicity in life. I only wish there were more to this title, and oddly enough I don't know ...more
Jessica
Jul 12, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids by Maud Roegiers is another book that captures the subtleties of life. The book focuses on how to cope with life as well as the overwhelming sense of anxiety that plagues children and adults alike. Roegiers directs children (and I think this applies to adults as well) to “slow down and take the time to be with my friends” or “to close my eyes when I am hugged.” Mindfulness, according to Buddhism, is described as a calm awareness of feelings and consciousness. ...more
Marie
Apr 02, 2016 Marie rated it it was amazing
I am reading this with my son on a regular basis. I need this reminder often.
Kevin
Apr 18, 2014 Kevin rated it it was amazing
Very short and simple book. Love the illustrations.
Sarah
Apr 08, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
I changed my mind. I like this one the best. Two reasons. The first is a BIG one: it is in the NONFICTION, where ALL of these books should be. The book's published by this press are didactic, they are written to teach a specific lesson, and should be with the other informational books. This is a beautiful lesson for kids to slow down, take time, think things through--the illustrations and text are perfect, though ironically this of all the books does NOT have an afterword telling parents what th ...more
Peacegal
Feb 01, 2011 Peacegal rated it liked it
A quiet, meditative book that encourages children to show down and take the time to observe the world around them. This book may have been good for me at some point, as I was a nervous, anxious child who grew into a nervous, anxious adult. And that was long before the dominance of so many electronic devices braying for attention. I'm sure it's even more difficult to be a youngster these days.
Jen
Mar 27, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it
I really liked this one- lovely illustrations and simple but well chosen text. Andrew and I read it together. It would be great for a gift for an adult as well- reminds us to slow down-appreciate the little moments and take the time we need to think, heal and love.
Alicia
Apr 12, 2016 Alicia rated it really liked it
Gorgeous illustrations. Good for very young children.
Amy
May 11, 2011 Amy rated it liked it
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good discussion starter
John
Dec 04, 2010 John rated it did not like it
MEH!
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