Mindfulness and mental wellbeing are key aspects of healthy living and are not only for adults. This month, we bring you books which will help your children learn about the importance of mental wellbeing and will teach them how to lead a mindful life daily. Additionally, this summer, take your children on a tour of houses around the globe with this fresh read and let them discover the wonders of the world.
Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities For Kindness, Focus And Calm
- Whitney Stewart
Age group: 4 years onwards
This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualisations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relaxation. Whimsical full-colour illustrations, on both sides of each card, break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instruction booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.
Price: Dhs 54.55
Looking After Your Mental Health
- Alice James & Louie Stowell
Age group: 9-11 years
We always talk about physical health, but it is important that kids learn about mental health at an early age. This guide book explains why we have emotions, and what can influence them. Covering everything from friendships, social media and bullying to divorce, depression and eating disorders, this is an essential book for young people.
Price: Dhs 44.10
If You Lived Here: Houses Of The World
- Giles Laroche
Age group: 6-9 years
Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived. If you have lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. And if you have lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset. The book uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.
Price: Dhs 56.78