This has been such a useful book for us during lockdown 3. My daughter and I have dipped into it regularly to help us manage our ‘raincloud’ thoughts: yesterday neither of us did very well, but today has been better. Don’t let the ‘first mindfulness book’ fool you, it’s not just for traditional picture-book-aged children – adults will get something out of it too, particularly as there’s an explanatory section for grownups which includes some practical ideas to help children to become more mindful at home. I’ve loved pairing with Anna (age 9) on this – it’s definitely brought us closer together – and I’m pleased that she’s seen me having to work just as hard as her to embrace mindfulness, as it doesn’t come naturally to either of us. This way she feels that we are travelling hand in hand on our journey 🧡.
- The Lost Child’s Quest by James Haddell
- Black and British: A Short, Essential History by David Olusoga