Book Review: Mindfulness Makes me Stronger by Elizabeth Cole

If you are a parent of an absent-minded and anxious child, this book is a great way to introduce your little one to the concept of mindfulness. The story will suggest the ways to get rid of the distracting thoughts and will teach your child to stay focused and present.

Parents often struggle to explain their children how to deal with distraction, sorrow, and angry feelings. This mindfulness book for children is your best assistant to calm your children and to show kids’ exercises, which will help them to feel happy, focused, and calm.

When little Nick starts to miss everything that happens around him, his dad teaches him to deal with worries in a fun and playful way. By using kids’ breathing techniques and other helpful tips, Nick learns to control his big feelings and becomes mindful.

This picture book is suitable for preschool kids as well as children ages 6-10, it contains lovely hand-drawn illustrations and charming rhymes. With an extra coloring page inside, this book will help your children:

  • to enjoy every moment and all the things surrounding them;
  • to use their senses and meditation in order to get rid of anxiety;
  • to share kindness and empathy towards others;
  • not to worry about things that haven’t happened yet;
  • to use mindful kids’ activities in their daily life.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I have read a few of Elizabeth Cole’s books, so I was pretty sure that this would be another great children’s book.

Nick is quiet and brooding. When his dad asks him what’s wrong, he says he didn’t do well on his history test, and he’s worried about a couple of things taking place soon. His dad tells him that there’s nothing you can do about the past and that you should deal with the future when it happens. It’s important to live in the here and now.

This story is told in rhymes and the illustrations are cute and colorful. It encourages children to use their imaginations as well as teaching them ways to stop worrying such as deep breathing and exercise. I liked the exercise Nick’s dad chose because it made exercising fun.

About the Author

Being a mother of two kids Elizabeth Cole very well understands that childhood is a great period of life filled with a tremendous amount of different and often changing emotions. Since the time Elizabeth received her master’s degree in psychology from University of New Orleans in 2008, she fully devoted herself to the research of kids, understanding their needs as well as their true emotions. Her five years period of working as the school teacher very much improved Elizabeth’s knowledge and motivated her even stronger. Finally, all of her experience inspired Elizabeth to write a series of children’s books.

Learn more at ecole-author.com or email Elizabeth at elizabethcole.author@gmail.com!

Book Review: My Way to Kindness by Elizabeth Cole

Would you like to raise your child a kind and polite person? Would you like to teach your kid such social skills as empathy, compassion, inclusion, respect, gratitude, and sharing? Then you are at the right place! This lovely kindness book for kids will help you for sure!

Is your child usually kind and polite, but still behaves a bit rude sometimes? Well, everyone might fail to be kind once in a while. Kindness is a very complex skill that requires many social manners. This kids book about kindness will take your child to a magical dreamland of sweets. Boys and girls will surely like the adventures of little Melissa and her new adorable friends.

This social-emotional book for kids:

  • teaches children to respect elders, help others, share toys, say “thank you”, accept diversity and other social manners
  • offers children many examples of kind and polite behavior
  • contains lovely illustrations and a lightly rhyming storyline
  • suitable both for preschool kids ages 3 to 5, as well as the older ones of 6-10 years old
  • contains a number of funny characters such as muffin, gingerbread, brownie and donut  

There are many books about big emotions available. However, what makes this picture book stand out from other emotion books for kids is a clear message about what kindness means as well as numerous useful examples of kind deeds and true friendship.

Even if you have tried many similar feelings books for kids, this story about little Melissa will surely be an excellent addition to a toolkit!

So, wait no more and take your child on this exciting adventure story about kindness!

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I have read a few of Elizabeth Cole’s books including My way to keep anger away so I was pretty sure that this would be another great children’s book.

Melissa is usually a sweet and kind girl, but no one is perfect. When she forgets to say thank you and then forgets to do a chore as she promised her mom she would, her teddy bear decides to take her on a journey in her dreams to teach her about being kind to others.

The story is told in rhymes and the illustrations are cute and colorful. It encourages children to use their imaginations as well as teaching them ways to be kind.

About the Author

Being a mother of two kids Elizabeth Cole very well understands that childhood is a great period of life filled with a tremendous amount of different and often changing emotions. Since the time Elizabeth received her master’s degree in psychology from University of New Orleans in 2008, she fully devoted herself to the research of kids, understanding their needs as well as their true emotions. Her five years period of working as the school teacher very much improved Elizabeth’s knowledge and motivated her even stronger. Finally, all of her experience inspired Elizabeth to write a series of children’s books.

Learn more at ecole-author.com or email Elizabeth at elizabethcole.author@gmail.com!