A Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner!
Being present means...
Noticing when someone needs help
Waiting patiently for your turn
Focusing on what's happening now
Follow a group of friends at school, at home, and at the beach as they experience just what it means to be present.
More Awards for What Does It Mean to Be Present?
• The Living Now: Books For Better Living Award
• The Nautilus Silver Award for Children's Picture Book
• The Moonbeam Gold Children's Book Award for Mind-Body-Spirit/Self-Esteem
About the Author
Read an Excerpt
"Being present means...
listening carefully when other people are speaking.
...noticing when someone needs help and taking the time to give them the help they need.
...focusing on what's happening now, instead of thinking about what's next."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rana DiOrio's "What Does It Mean To Be..." series is a must for every classroom, library, and home. In "What Does It Mean To Be Present" she explores the concept of living in the moment, of being aware of what is going on around and within you, and being grateful for each and every moment your are given. The text is clear and easily understood by children, and the author's advice and ideas for being present are excellent and easy to implement. The illustrations are so sweet, and add so much to this beautiful book.
What Does it Mean to Be Present is a vital read for readers of all ages, especially busy folks who want to teach their little people to value focus and appreciate life's little joys. The narrative is thoughtful and elegant; the characters are relatable and diverse. The illustrations are charming, detailed and beautiful!
Our family loves this book! We picked it up a couple of years ago at a book fair from the author and read it regularly. It's so important to teach children about being present and this book does it in such a sweet and simple way! This is a great gift idea for any family with young children. It is a gentle reminder to take time to stop and simply live in the moment!
I think this is an amazing book. Definitely not just for kids, "What Does It Mean to be Present?" reminds us ALL that being present is so important to living a full and happy life. Filled with beautiful colors, gorgeous illustrations, and simple yet elegant writing, "What Does It Mean to be Present?" is a winner for sure!
This title is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.