World-renowned storyteller Joseph Bruchac retells this traditional story of love, loyalty, trust, and magic, which can be found in various forms among many of the indigenous nations of the northeast, both Iroquoian and Algonquin. Join him and award-winning illustrator Bill Farnsworth, as they recount this ancient and unique Abenaki tale of keeping a promise to one’s family and of the proper relationship of humans to the natural world.
On a secluded island, hidden in a faraway sea, the animals live in peace and prosperity. But one day, the winds of fate bring humans to their shore. Down come trees and up go houses, farms, and a bustling market. The humans capture the animals and put them to work. A great sadness falls upon the land, and only a young boy named Adam can hear the animals’ cries. Compelled to act, Adam escapes into the jungle and joins with the remaining free animals, attempting to summon the Spirit King, Bersaf. Will the king bring the humans to trial for their harmful actions? Will justice be had? Will balance return to land, sea, and sky?
This multicultural environmental tale is inspired by a 1,000-year-old animal fable from 10th-century Muslim Iraq. The original fable was translated by a Jewish rabbi at the command of a Christian king in the 14th century.
You Are Loved serves as a beautiful reminder that children are nurtured by love. In this heartwarming story, a young girl is shown that love brought her into this world and that she is safe and deeply cared for by her family and her community.
Cynthia James is an award winning author of inspirational books and a sought after international speaker. She has created workshops and retreats for youth for over twenty years. In this, Cynthia's first children's book, she shares her belief that every person is unique and powerful and supported by a loving universe. Cynthia lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband.
New and unique exercises in yoga, meditation, guided imagery and somatic explorations fill this comprehensive skills guide. This book is brimming with 115 practical and easy to use tools and stories supporting critical life skills for families, classrooms and therapy sessions.
Holistic strategies include:
Meditation to support body-mind-spirit connection
Yoga pose adaptations for Autism, sensory processing & special needs
Trauma sensitive and grounding guided imagery
Parenting tools to tune to our somatic self and enjoy silence and nature
Keeping children's bodies, minds and emotions on task just got easier with this new book from self-regulation expert Teresa Garland. Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies features more than 200 practical and proven interventions, strategies and adaptations for helping children gain more control over their lives. Each chapter provides rich background and theoretical material to help the reader better understand the issues our children face.
Basic and advanced methods to calm a child and to preventing outbursts and melt-downs
Interventions to help with attention problems, impulse control, distractibility and the ability to sit still
Stories and video-modeling for autism, along with techniques to quell repetitive behaviors
Sensory strategies for sensitivity and craving
Behavioral and sensory approaches to picky eating
Ways to increase organization skills using technology and apps
Strategies for managing strong emotions as well as techniques for releasing them
A Personalized Workbook to Help You Deepen, Reflect On, and Apply Whole-Brain Principles
Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson speak to audiences all over the world about their immensely popular best-sellers, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. The message Dan and Tina continually receive from their audiences, whether live or virtual, is that people are hungry for the opportunity to take the Whole-Brain ideas and go deeper with them. Thanks to this new workbook, they now can.
The Whole-Brain Child Workbook has a unique, interactive approach that allows readers not only to think more deeply about how the ideas fit their own parenting approach, but also develop specific and practical ways to implement the concepts -- and bring them to life for themselves and for their children.
Dozens of clear, practical and age-specific exercises and activities.
Applications for clinicians, parents, educators, grandparents and care-givers!
Sure to become a family classic, The Little White Light is about an inspiring, delightful and uplifting relationship that will comfort you just as it comforted Penny.
The little white light has a special charm about it when it blinks, as Penny discovers at night, in the morning and even during the day.
Children of all ages, as well as adults, will enjoy reading along with the help of the delightful and whimsical color illustrations. The Little White Light will become a memorable experience every time it is read for years to come.
The second book in the Imaginations series, Imaginations 2: Relaxation Stories and Guided Imagery for Kids is an essential resource for every parent and teacher who wants to help children learn to calm their bodies and relax their minds.
The benefits of relaxation for kids include:
Better concentration and focus
Enhanced ability to learn
Improved behavior and sleep
Learning to relax is important for people of all ages, and children who can relax are more prepared to handle big changes in their lives.
Relaxation stories and guided imagery can also help ease symptoms associated with ADD, ADHD, autism, depression, and sleep disorders. Wildly imaginative and beautiful illustrations accompany the whimsical stories of Imaginations 2, which teaches children a fun way to relax that makes their minds calm and their bodies feel good.
Princess Sophia and the Frog is a fairy tale about a little princess named Sophia and her new friend the frog. Sophia is bored and the frog convinces her to give hime a kiss and dance with him. As a reward he takes her away on an adventures to the stars.
On her adventure Sophia learns about feelings. She also learns that she can choose what mood she surrounds herself with, as this will impact her own.
After her return to the castle she realizes that all she needs to be happy is to be surrounded by good friends.
This isn't just a typical fairy tale because it is more about friendship and happiness than love. It's a new kind of princess story that takes on old tale and puts a new spin on it.
How to explain ADHD to your child with help from Terrific Teddy. ADHD is one of the most frequently occurring childhood disorders and, in childhood, boys are more frequently identified than girls. ADHD occurs in a hyperactive-impulsive presentation, inattentive presentation (ADD), or combined presentation. Many parents want to know the best way to explain ADHD to your child and have the option of using a label such as ADHD or just talking about behaviors.
Boys with ADHD are often described as fidgety, impulsive, active, and have excessive energy. Some boys are outstanding climbers and jumpers. Terrific Teddy’s Excessive Energy helps you explain your child’s excessive energy in a way that does not have to use the term ‘ADHD’ unless you want to. You get the choice of using the term or describing your child’s behavior as extra energy. When Jim’s child was young he did not want to tell him he had ADHD but he wanted to tell him something about his behavior. You may feel the same way so this book is the perfect learning differences tool to use.
In the book you’ll meet Teddy, a fun and smart boy who really tries to behave but his body does not always listen to his brain. With help from his parents and professionals Teddy learns that there are lots of things he can do to manage his energy in ways that won’t make him feel different. The Terrific Teddy books are just as much for girls as for boys. One parent emailed and said, “I read it to my daughter last night and while we were reading she started to cry asking me if she was like Teddy. For the first time, I started a conversation about her diagnosis.”
A fun and educational book to expose children to the world of dreams. This book offers a wonderful way for parents and their children to explore the meaning of dreams together. This book brings to light what occurs in the dark of the night when our subconscious mind is busy sending us important messages. Children will easily relate to the main character who is plagued by nightmares, and her search for answers. The peculiar Dream Doctor will ease the fears of children and adults who seek the meaning of their dreams.
This book features two kinds of hearts - your physical heart and your spiritual heart. It contrasts the choices we make that feed our spiritual heart with joy and peace with the choices we make that contribute to misery and internal conflict. It uses metaphor and alliteration to describe emotions in concrete terms that make it easy for children to visualize the immediate choice and the effects of those choices over time. Full colorful illustrations bring the comparisons to life!
Offense, Get Off My Fence highlights guarding your heart from outside offenses. The book poses common situations a child might encounter, explores different ways of reacting to these situations, and then identifies the consequences of the chosen response. In this interactive way the book illustrates universal principles that help children construct healthy boundaries, recognize who they can trust, and choose relationships carefully. It also helps them take ownership of their responsibilities while identifying and releasing the responsibilities that belong to others. Vibrant oil illustrations demonstrate the lies we are tempted to believe from these encounters. The goal of this book is to help children grow up healthy in a broken world.
This unique book that offers ten handy how-to-explore nature activities that children will love to do. All of the activities emphasize concern for children’s safety with helpful tips that are clear and concise guides to a safe time outdoors. A wide range of activities includes: invigorating games, natural crafts to help stimulate creativity and imagination, and lively adventures created for involvement. Additionally, these two unique activities will spark the children’s interest:
Integration of iPads and iPhone nature apps in some activities
Instructions to show children how they can analyze their personality from their own tree drawing
When young Alice and her kindly old neighbor, Mr. Fredricks (who always reminds Alice of Santa Claus), accidentally collide in the hall of their apartment building, his glasses fall off — and that’s when the magic begins! Alice puts on the glasses out of curiosity and is enchanted to see what Mr. Fredricks sees: the love and light in others.
Join Alice and Mr. Fredricks on a magical journey down Main Street, and let Mr. Fredricks show how kindness towards others makes a difference in us all. You won’t want to miss what Alice adds to her Christmas wish list after this special day!
Beautifully illustrated, professionally edited and printed in high quality paper with a laminated cover, this book will bring Christmas magic to every day as a reminder to treat others well.
Everybody eats. Everybody has to eat! Do you know why? Have you ever eaten when you're bored? Have you eaten when you're sad about something? We really only need to eat when we are hungry, but sometimes we eat when we having other feelings too! Learn why we have to eat...Learn what we have to eat ...Learn how much we should eat! Are you ready to be healthy and stay healthy?
Have you ever wished you could give yourself a Christmas present? This year, one little girl is determined to give herself a present because she believes that she deserves it! Find out what it could be... something that everyone should give themselves every day of the year!
Bucket Filling from A to Z uses the letters of the alphabet to help young and old see the many, simple ways that they can fill buckets and fill their own buckets in return. When you help children become bucket fillers, you give them the key to happiness...for it is in friendship, love, and good will to others that we are truly happy. Yes, bucket filling is the moment by moment choice to be kind and caring. Teaching and encouraging children to be bucket fillers is one of the greatest gifts you can give to them.
Congraduations! is a collection of illustrated poem stories, for young adults, that explore the perspectives of a school leaver: Looking back on their school years, Looking forward to possibilities, and Ready to navigate life! Each story supports that grown-up kid who, at this moment in life, finds themselves standing between yesterday, today and tomorrow. This book is an ideal gift for anyone you're proud of, finishing up and moving on. Table of Contents: Ready? Set? Happy Graduation! Goodbye! Hello? Some Gentle Advice The Call Leon Goes To The Circus Rebecca Trowbridge and Caitlin Bales are an award-winning author-illustrator combination - their first book, Fond Farewells: Stories That Comfort When Saying Goodbye, has won the 2013 International Book Awards for the category of Children's Picture Book: Softcover Fiction.