I Can Handle It! (Mindful Mantras) by Laurie Wright
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Laurie Wright | Release date: August 2016
Tour dates: Jan 25 to Feb 5, 2021
Content Rating: G. This children's book is for everyone.
Your child will incorporate the idea of 'I Can Handle It' almost immediately after reading this book, even in our current uncertain times. After reading this book, they will have great ideas for how to ‘handle’ tough situations! When they are tired of having to stay home, they will think 'I can handle it'! When they are missing their friends, they will think 'I can handle it'! When they are feeling worried about the future, they will think 'I can handle it'! Even if they aren't saying the words out loud, this mantra will become a part of their self-talk.
Over 300 5-star reviews say so! Positive self-talk is vital for improving and maintaining strong mental health which is exactly what the world needs right now. Help your child feel emotionally strong along with Sebastien, and provide a tool to help them get through these challenging times. And because parents have such a difficult and important job, this book includes updated free resources.
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
This is a clever, whimsical and helpful book for very young children - and even for the older ones.
I Can Handle It focuses on the various situations in an individual's life and various scenarios one can use to deal with each one....Some are silly, but most are great suggestions.
At the end of the story is a page where the child can personalize the books. It contains a wonderful author's message, the two blank pages which can also be used to personalize the book.
The simple, whimsical illustrations by Ana Santos, are large and simple enough, young children will love and be more able to stay focused on. They are very, pleasingly colorful.
I offer a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
(Guest post by Laurie Wright Author of the Mindful Mantras series)
Top 3 indoor activities for kids and their parents in 2021
Indoor activities for kids and their parents
Stuck inside the house for days…. with your kids! Chances are there isn't that many activities you all enjoy doing together. Times are stressful and it can be hard to concentrate… I’m a mom of three so this applies to me too, in 2021 more than ever.
Here are three activities for kids AND their parents that I think everyone will enjoy, and want to do over and over.
Get Your Hands Dirty :
Play Doh and kinetic sand isn’t just for kids! Rolling ooey gooey balls and then SMASHING them is strangely therapeutic for kids and their parents alike.
For kids there are loads of benefits. They enjoy the sensory feedback, the creativity, and the feeling of success that comes from MAKING something.
Adults can’t usually explain it, it just feels incredibly satisfying. We don’t often take the chance to engage in sensory play and it surprises us when it’s so enjoyable.
GIve yourself a half hour with the kids at the table, put on music everyone enjoys and just ENJOY.
Do You Remember How to Pretend?
My kids have surprised me with pretend games that I expected would be no-fun-at-all, but that I thoroughly enjoyed. The most recent example; the convinced me to play ‘Among Us’.
It’s a recent fad app that all the pre-teens are playing and it has a trickle down effect. My 12 year old uses the distinctive jargon around the house and my other kids have picked it up.
Suddenly everything is ‘sus’ around here, my 6 yr randomly drops to the ground, dead, and my 9 yr old shouts ‘Dead body report!’. They love it, but I thought it was pretty weird.
How to take this pop culture fad and turn it into a fun activity for my kids and me?
First, I had to play a few rounds so that I could get the idea. The kids LOVED showing me around the app and playing the real game together. (I wasn’t a fan - the chat is super toxic and I highly recommend engaging the language sensors)
After I got the idea of it though, we could ‘pretend’ play it and we had SO much fun. We did it with the lights on to start and then added flashlights in a dark house to up the spooky factor.
Ask your kids what they're loving and see how you can turn it into a pretend play game - you’ll be surprised at how much fun you can have.
“A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle
instead of through it.” ~ R.C. Ferguson
Blow Your Troubles Away!
There are benefits to blowing bubbles, and they are limited to your children. Big belly breathes that are required to blow giant bubbles help to calm us and regulate our emotions. Besides that, it’s just plain fun!
This summer we discovered our dog even loves playing with the bubbles, which brought on big belly laughs for all of us.
Three Activities for Kids and their Parents:
● Sensory play, like play doh or kinetic sand
● Pretend play, something engaging for everyone
● Blow bubbles! You are never too old to experience the wonder that is bubble blowing
These are just a few ideas for activities that both your kids and their parents would enjoy!
Have more? Please share!
For a free resource, Grab a free song from Laurie to help your kids handle their day better! This is the link → https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/c3x2f9
Meet the Author:
Children's author and book marketing coach, Laurie Wright is a silly but smart, busy mom of three who laughs at her own jokes just a bit too much. The minivan is her sanctuary, and the only place she can sing out loud without being shushed. She’s known for her short term memory and extreme love of chips and dip. Usually on her best behavior, watch out when her filter wears off! Never without her laptop and a notebook. Trust her with your kids and your books, but not your coffee!
connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram
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