The gentle rhyme asks children to consider how it might feel to shine as bright as the stars, to have love flow through your veins and for their joy to light up the world for all to see.
The vivid illustrations take you on a dream-like journey through the night sky. We see children flying through the clouds on giant white birds, sliding down rainbows and communing with nature.
The overall effect is very calming, making it a great for bedtime and for practising mindfulness exercises with your child. When the book first arrived Ivy and I read it through together and spent a lot of time exploring the illustrations. I then asked her to lie down with her eyes closed and I read it again, encouraging her to picture herself in the images she had just seen. I found it fascinating to watch her emotions play out on her face as she relaxed in to it and she enjoyed the ‘game’ so much that we’ve repeated it many times since.
It’s ideal for parents who practise mindfulness and meditation themselves and are looking to share this with their children.
This is one of a series of books published by Peace Place for Kids, a hub of information for parents who wish to use movement, meditation and mindfulness to help their children feel calm and grounded.
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