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Float: A Guide to Letting Go seeks to encourage children to process their emotions gently and in a way that allows them purposeful ownership of what they think and how they feel. It will aid them in identifying the root of their feelings, help them to examine their reactions to emotions and decide for themselves what they may be ready to release. The thoughtful use of ...more
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Published June 1st 2019 by Loving Healing Press
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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
FLOAT: A Guide to Letting Gois told in a rhyming poetic way making is nice an easy for children to read and follow. I loved how each coloured balloon reflects a different emotion, which gives a child a way to relate an emotion to a colour if they are not able to voice the emotion they are feeling.

The illustration are very vibrant and colourful amidst the silhouette of a young girl, as you can see from the cover, and this is evident throughout the book as each emotion is portrayed. I really loved
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Carly Wilson
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The cover of ‘Float’ by Aimee L Ruland is colourfully appealing and draws you in. It’s a book about learning how to deal with overwhelming emotions, delivered in a perfectly soothing rhythmic tone that relaxes and calms.

The target audience is children, however I thought the book was equally as appealing to adults, educating them on how to handle stress and work on breathing techniques in order to overcome the sense of anxiety.

I loved the clever use of colours to help capture attention and to
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Shelly
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Letting go is a concept that many adults have yet to master. FLOAT is an informative, eye-catching book that will enable us to teach our children how to accept, process, and understand life on an entirely new level. Children are experiencing life's most difficult moments at a much earlier age. Because of electronics and access to news and social media, we can't always protect our kids; but we can help them learn to process in a more productive manner. Although we can't always physically see the ...more
Debbie Sherrer
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible book to teach children about emotions and a brilliant way to teach children how to let go of stressful things that are bothering them. It can teach children that their emotions are theirs and are there for a purpose. As you breathe out you fill a balloon in your imagination with what emotion you need to let go of. It is up to them to decide what needs to go in the balloon. Balloons of different colors represent daily emotions are blown up with all the unwanted issues and sent ...more
Michele
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do you remember the words to those nursery rhymes --I remember quite a few. There is something about rhyming that sticks in our brains. This delightful rhyming poem which helps children (and possibly also the adults)to learn to let go of negative thoughts and feelings will stay with them long after they have outgrown the need for you to read it to them. They might even begin to read it themselves. The illustrations are lovely and sure to please!

I love that this author uses blowing up different
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Rachel Quaill
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful amazing story of courage and morality in the face of conflict. Every child should have this read to them or they should read on their own. It is a poetic nuanced story that helps you to understand that your messy ugly feelings are not anything you should be ashamed of but rather you should honor these feelings and open up space for them. What a unique way of using colors and objects, balloons in this case, by helping you work through emotions and thoughts. I had the audiobook ...more
Susan
Nov 13, 2019 added it
Ever had one of those days, so full of mental food for thought that when you lie down to sleep, you still have quite a bit of processing to do?

I’m sure we’ve all dealt with that. And it’s something that kids no doubt deal with as well. How to get rid of all that mental “stuff” at the end of the day? That’s the aim of “Float: A Guide to Letting Go.” It’s written by Aimee Ruland and illustrated by her husband.

This is a picture book that would be nice to read to a child before going to bed. The
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Liliyana Shadowlyn
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A great book for kids and adults alike to deal with negative emotions that drag us down. I love how each emotion is tied to a different colored balloon, and the imagery is perfectly described so that you can almost feel the balloons drifting off. A rainbow that helps kids recognize and release negative emotions while embracing good emotions. Highly recommend for kids and adults who are new to visualization meditation.
C.E. Hart
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, non-fiction
I love the passion and position of this children’s book. FLOAT: A Guide to Letting Go deals with the emotions and actions of children under daily stresses and negative thoughts—such as frustration, anger, guilt, doubt, jealousy, fear, distrust, and confusion.

The poetic narration is gentle and engaging, though the cadence and meter is a bit bumpy at times, but the message of using mindfulness in letting go of negative thoughts and feelings is brilliant. Through visualization and breathing, the
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Wayne Walker
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes when people go to bed at night, there may be things, like anger, guilt, doubt, envy, fear, confusion, and selfishness, which linger in their minds and keep them from relaxing. In Float: A Guide to Letting Go, author Aimee L. Ruland, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with degree concentrations in Psychology and Philosophy, who is an Applied Metapsychology facilitator, Certified Yoga Instructor, Usui Reiki practitioner, meditation guide, and mother, seeks to encourage children ...more
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Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was a great read for children. I really enjoyed how each color was associated with a different feeling. This gives children a tool to use when talking about their feeling. If they cannot voice the feeling, sometimes voicing the color helps them explain the feeling.
The pictures that go along with each color are also amazing.
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