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Award-winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons and her nonfiction children’s book series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…” combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us.
But now Carole has a brand new book, Mindfulness for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and In Control and we love the topic and presentation of this book!
Homework horrors, chores, and not-so-friendly friends―that’s enough to make any kid’s brain hurt. The secret to staying cool is easy: it’s called mindfulness―and this Mindfulness for kids gives them fun activities to practice it on their own.
Mindfulness for Kids applies mindfulness exercises to stories and real-life scenarios that kids go through at home, school, or with friends. Shared through the voices of five children, Mindfulness for Kids is an engaging, kid-friendly guide for handling tough situations and powerful emotions mindfully.
It includes real-life scenarios that kids encounter and 30 fun exercises that show them how tricks like a gratitude list can help them relax and feel better from not-so-nice feelings.
As long-time successful; businesswoman, Carole admits that writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as a love for history and culture with the audience she adores.
Carole fondly remembers the day she and her grandson were spending time together on a family trip to Las Vegas. As a curious four-year-old, Carole’s grandson spotted a replica of the Eiffel Tower and asked what it was. After explaining what the iconic Paris, France landmark was, she realized that kids needed a colorful and easy way to learn about the world around them. At that moment the idea for what is now a 50+ book collection was born.
“I wanted a way to explain cultures, provide gentle lessons, show examples of dreaming big to young readers so they don’t feel limited in what they can achieve,” Carole noted. “I also wanted to provide books that acted as introductions to cultures, religions, ethnic foods, historic times and even period dress. It was an exciting new journey that was vastly different than the current role, but one I was thrilled to embark on nonetheless.”
As a very successful business owner, Carole soon found herself “reinventing” her career path in her sixties and taking on the new role of children’s book author. Since that first inspiration moment with her grandson, Carole has self-published five different series-totaling 50+ books.
When not enjoying life with her family on Long Island, Carole can a be found working on her collaborative online publication Indie Authors Monthly. She also hosts two radio shows. One is based on her books, Let’s Say Hello to Our Neighbor, and the other is Navigating Indieworld; a show to help indie author market. The show is inspired by her book of the same name, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing Your Book
Something To Do
Practice 6 Count Breaths
One of the 30 practical and effective Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and In Control is practicing “6 Count Breaths”
Practicing calming breathing is an excellent tool that we can give kids for their “managing emotions toolkit.”
Teaching children to breathe provides them with a simple but effective strategy for slowing down, both mentally and physically, helping them to take notice of how they’re feeling and to relax or calm down in the face of overwhelming emotions.
Blissful Kids has a great graphic on Mindfulness and the Brain—How to Explain It to Children HERE.
Here are two more wonderful books we’ve reviewed on JIAB on this topic;
Let’s be Magically Mindful when caring for our Earth: The Magical Mindful Day #bookreview
Dragons Are Real by Valarie Budayr
What if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myth, and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG? What if I told you that Dragons are indeed REAL and that they are different than you’ve ever imagined?
Did you know that Dragons are the master of disguises? Did you know that they love sugar and sweets (at unacceptable levels) and will do anything for treats?
Dragons are Real by Valarie Budayr, with illustrations by Michael Welply is a 1st place Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner and has been named Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016. As readers turn the pages of this amusing read, they will learn the REAL truth about a dragon. They will discover that the fiercest of beasts in known history can actually make the best of friends. It’s a lesson in finding companionship in the most unusual of places Grab a copy on Amazon.