Monday, November 12, 2018

ABC Mindful Me - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Author: Christiane Engel
Format: Board book, 36 Pages
ISBN: 9781633225107
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr.
Published: March 6, 2018

Book Overview:

Pairing simplified mindfulness principles with each letter of the alphabet, ABC Mindful Me features colorful illustrations of children and animals, as well as playful rhymes to explain each concept to toddlers (and their parents!).

A fun read for the entire family, ABC Mindful Me is not only perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs, but also for introducing them to key mindfulness tenants which promote physical and mental wellness, proper breathing, compassion, gratitude, and kindness. 

These key concepts will help to grow young readers' concentration, listening skills, and ability to manage emotions, stress, and anxiety.


My Review:

There's all sorts of ABC books out there, but this has to be one of my favorites.  ABC Mindful Me is a hardcover book with illustrations of children doing things for others, and doing things to make them more mindful.  Each letter of the alphabet is recognized.  For instance, W is for Walk and Q is for Quiet.  Along with the illustrations and words are short descriptions told in rhythmic form.  As an example, Kindness shows a girl helping a cat out of a tree with the narration "Do a kind thing. Help someone who's in trouble - Happiness that is shared counts for double!"

ABC Mindful Me is a board book from front to back, so it should last for years.  To accompany the ABCs, there's also a short narration on the definition of mindfulness.  If you'd like to take a hands-on approach with this book, there's short instructions and descriptions about Emotion Rocks, Mandala Art, Nature Art, and a Thankfulness Tree.

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55 comments:

aperry said...

I like the letter O.

AMY said...

C is my favorite!

Angie Church said...

my favorite letter is K

lildevilgirl22 said...

My favorite letter is A

Jan Lee said...

My favorite letter has to be J, as my whole family has J's for their names. Yes my parents planned it that way, lol :)

Linda H said...

My favourite letter of the alphabet is S.

binabug said...

I never ever thought about what my favorite letter is....I guess the capital letter M

bison61 said...

don't know if I have a favorite but I picked the letter B

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Derek Miller said...

A question I have never thought about until now. I am going to say my favorite is Z, but it has to be the capital Z and not the lowercase z. Z!!!

Lisa Ann said...

I guess my favorite letter is E

1AlwaysNYC 1 said...

My favorite letter is L - my name!

Unknown said...

My favorite letter is B.

latanya t said...

the letter S

Leela said...

I like the letter T.

Allie G said...

I like the letter A

JJAY100 said...

I like the letter M

Ken Ohl said...

love the letter A

Heather! said...

I don't suppose I've ever thought about it, but I do like D! :)

Megan Evans said...

My favorite letter is D because it is the letter that starts the name of my favorite person in the world, my husband.

Yvonne Woodstock said...

It varies, depending on my reasoning at the time.
Today I'd say it is both P and Z because when I make the sound that they make it makes our 20-month-old grandson crack up laughing.

Pat said...

I like the letter H.

Donna C. said...

Ais my favorite letter of the alaphabet

Unknown said...

My favorite letter is J. - jackieque@comcast.net

Anne Higgins said...

Q as it is the underdog so very often

James Coyne said...

I just the Letter F alot

Renee said...

A maybe? Never really thought about it until now :)

KC Knudsen said...

My favorite letter is K. Both my first and last name start with the letter K. :-)

Laura said...

I like the letter H. :)

adoptingteens said...

I like A for my granddaughter

Mary Chapman said...

I think Q is a pretty unique letter and pretty when written in cursive

wen budro said...

My favorite letter of the alphabet is G.

Cook Crochet Plan said...

This is amazing, I love this so much

mscoffee77 said...

My favorite letter of the alphabet is the letter Z.

yellowlabs said...

I like the letter H.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like the letter Q.

bluecat said...

L for Laura!

Kayla Klontz said...

I suppose A is my favorite letter.

mirka07 said...

I like the letter A

Jen F said...

S is my favorite, since my daughter's name is Sarah!

Katrina Brockavich said...

I don't know if I have a favorite letter, but I'm fond of the letter K because of my name!

Abigail said...

A!

SharonC said...

Z, on the downlow.

saturdaynightfever said...

I heart Q!

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Brittany Carter said...

I like the letter S

shirley said...

My favorite letter is J.

Tonya D Flores Ent said...

The letter T is my fav. lol

dlhaley said...

The letter A.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I've always been partial to the letter J

Nikki Davis said...

I never really thought about it so the letters C and A are my favorite since those are the letters that start my kids names.

Cindy said...

My favorite letter is C

lkw1974 said...

My favorite letter is G. thank you

Renee Grandinetti said...

My favorite letter is J.

Shakeia Rieux said...

My favorite letter is S.

Sand said...

I like the letter L for my last name!

Philip Lawrence said...

My favorite letter of the alphabet is W.