Gold medal, Mom’s Choice Awards
Silver medal, 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards
A pausability is taking a pause just for you, to stop and notice what you feel, think, and do. A pause is being in the moment and giving yourself a break. There’s no wrong way to pause so it’s hard to make a mistake. In our increasingly hectic world, even children are often inundated with responsibilities and activities, and end up feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Mindfulness helps focus our attention on the present—without judgment, and without worrying about the past or future. It can help us to enjoy the moments we might normally miss, as well as cope when emotions are hard to handle. We just need to take a pause! Everyone has the capacity to be mindful, including (especially!) children. A World of Pausabilities is a gentle reminder to stop, take a break, and notice details even as we go about our busy days. Sometimes the simplest moments are the most important ones—if we don’t let them pass us by! Following a neighborhood on a summer day, readers will learn how to apply mindfulness to simple, everyday moments, and how days are filled with endless possibilities to take a pause.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that further discusses mindfulness and ways to introduce pauses into your child's life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book introduces children to the concept of mindfulness, taking a pause to be aware of their present situations and feelings. After a simple explanation, it dives into examples of different types of pauses. It ends by asking the child to think of different ways that they could take a pause. The illustrations throughout the book depict children being children - playing in the rain, catching frogs, picking apples, and snuggling with a parent. The people in this book are diverse, which is wonderful because the message is universal. As always with Magination Press books, this book includes an end note for parents that provides more information about mindfulness and how to practice this exercise with children. I enjoyed this book. I think it is a great resource for parents and teachers interested in teaching children about mindfulness. http://www.momsradius.com/2017/06/kid-lit-world-of-pausabilities.html
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