Small children seem to live at 100 miles an hour. These days Ivy talks non-stop and is always on the move. She bounces from game to game, dances, spins and generally makes me feel exhausted just looking at her! This is one of the many reasons that I love to sit and read books with her. For those precious moments, the world stops and it’s just me, her and the story.
If you’re looking for more of those calm moments then this book is a lovely place to start. Mindful Millie is an elephant who is very in touch with the world around her. When she goes for a walk she notices the colour and texture of the leaves on the trees. When she eats she thinks about each of the flavours she can taste. Millie wants to help her friends (and you) to do the same.
Each page offers up a small mindfulness exercise which you can do with your child, ranging from something simple like really looking at an object and describing it in detail, through to writing a letter to a friend to let them know you care.
We’ve had lots of fun with this book and Ivy loves the pictures of Millie and her friends. The watercolour illustrations are beautiful and I love the subtle touches of ‘imperfection’ where the colours go outside of the lines.
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Disclosure: The author provided us with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review