Based on over 20 years experience by mindfulness for kids expert Christiane Kerr, this is a fun and heartwarming story that subtly introduces the skills of mindfulness to children (ages 2 - 8). Children will find themselves becoming more aware of their own bodies, breath, emotions and surroundings without even realizing it. Featured on Mindful.org ‘Seven Mindful Children’s books’ August 2018.
Crab and Whale is carefully designed to help even the most energetic children find a moment of calm and focus. Also includes a special mindful breathing exercise and affirmation for children.
-Introduces mindfulness to kids aged 2 to 8 -Based on 20 years’ experience working with children -Perfect for home and classroom use -Introduces theme of kindness
From the reviews “A ground breaking book about mindfulness for small children”
“Brilliant story and techniques… Recommended by a friend for my child struggling to get to sleep as he was worrying. Its a Great book, that you can read again and again. Definitely a book I would recommend.”
“A truly heartwarming story celebrating kindness and gently introducing children to the life-changing power of mindfulness.” - Sir Anthony Seldon, former Headmaster & mindfulness in schools pioneer
What a cute story about one small crab helping an unlikely friend. A small little one chooses to take the focus off of herself to help someone else. Does the problem look big? Impossible even? Perhaps. However, this does not daunt the crab in her use of mindfulness to help her new friend endure a time of trial. A very subtle message of mindfulness that helps children try the very tactics that will allow them to relax and face their problems and fears with calm and confidence.
Mark Pallis is a lifelong lover of language. He published his first book while training as a lawyer. Mark switched to the creative sector and devised the award winning BBC TV drama Garrow’s Law and served as Story Editor over its four series. Since then, Mark built up 15 years’ experience in communication and storytelling, including as Creative Director of a busy London ad agency, writing episodes for the Daytime Emmy winning Tales of Peter Rabbit and sitting on the Executive Committee of the Children’s Media Foundation. He is represented by the BKS Agency. His bestselling children’s book ‘Crab and Whale’ has been translated into five languages.