BElieve in YOUrself
By Lexi Rees and Sasha Mullen. Art by Eveyjoan
What it’s about?
Want your child to be more focused, feel calmer, and increase their self-belief?
This unique activity book is packed with fun, creative tasks, plus a wide variety of
mindfulness strategies including
✓ visualisation exercises
✓ breathing techniques
✓ mindful arts and crafts
✓ games to improve focus and concentration
✓ mind and body detective skills
Written by primary school teacher and founder of Mindful Mentors, Sasha Mullen,
and best-selling author and tutor, Lexi Rees, this fully illustrated activity book
provides children with the essential tools to be their best selves, every single day.
What I think:
The publication of this book is so well-timed.
As a high school teacher, I see forst hand the impact that mental health and well-being has on teenagers, something which has been amplified during the pandemic.
As the mother of a nearly six year old, I see how easily doubts and worries can crush self-confidence and how over-whelming emotions can be when you cannot voice what you are feeling.
This book is a great tool to help primary aged focus on positives and increase their self-belief.
There are loads of activities and journal-style prompts to encourage children to think about their skills, celebrate their achievements, improve their concentration and develop everyday mindfulness routines.
There’s plenty of science to support the ideas but everything is presented in a fun and attractive way. There are some gorgeous mindfulness colouring pages, goal setting trackers and step by step visualisations amd breathing activities to calm.
This book has something for everyone and the activities will appeal to parents as well as children.
I am really impressed with the quality and thought that has gone into this publication and am sure that lots of parents and teachers will find it extremely useful. A fantastic book to help support children develop essential tools and self-belief.
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About the authors:
Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children.
Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now.
She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which
includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.
In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.
Sasha Mullen has always had a passion for adventure. Be it experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of far flung continents to exploring her hometown of West London. Letting her senses guide her head or heart, she has utilised her personal experiences to gather a kaleidoscope of skills. How to embrace a teaching role in New York- a city so vast and vibrant, how to cope with grief, transition into motherhood. A teacher in primary schools since 2010 has enabled her to see the need for incorporating Mindfulness practice into everyday education.
When Sasha is not teaching or enjoying
her family or socialising with friends, she is taking an exercise class, and is particularly fond of the child’s pose in yoga, when she can happily have a power snooze!
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Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this fantastic blog tour and for my gifted copy of BElieve in YOUrself.