Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Mindful Moves - a bookwrap




Authored by Nicole Cardoza
Illustrated by Marta Antelo


* Ages:  all ages
* Grade Level:  2-3
* Hardcover: 64 pages
* Publisher:  Storey Publishing, LLC; Illustrated edition 
* Pub. De:  Mary 30, 2021
* Language:  English 

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

"Mindful Moves" is a wonderful way to introduce kids to calmness and quiet.  The author guides the reader through a variety of activities including meditation, breathing techniques, affirmations and yoga poses.  The content is presented in an easy understandable way and the wonderful illustrations enrich the author's mission.  

The book is an invaluable tool for parents, kids, caregivers and educators.  Mindfulness contributes greatly to a kids physical, mental, and socio-emotional development and can be practised daily for optimum results.  "Check Your Inner Weather" suggests that kids tune into how they feel in the moment and accept those feelings without condemnation, while "Breathe like a Walrus" deals with their anger and frustrations through breathing and facial relaxation, just to name a few. Each mindful, mediative yoga, and movement activity enables kids to calm themselves, focus and be happy.  This is the perfect book to share at this moment in time with all the disruptions and unknown entities that are happening in their lives right now.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!

Meet the Author

Nicole Cardoza is the founder and executive director of Wellemental, a national nonprofit that empowers educators to integrate yoga and mindfulness into the school day. A former yoga instructor in schools, she saw the benefits of the practice firsthand and, in 2014, left a career in tech to pursue her nonprofit work full time. Since then, the organization has reached over 1,500 educators in 500 schools across the US, powered by community engagement and key partnerships with Let’s Move and lululemon. In the fall of 2020, Wellemental launched a mindfulness and yoga app for kids. The founder of Anti-Racism Daily, Cardoza has been recognized as one of the most influential changemakers in wellness by Forbes, Well + Good, and Wanderlust, and routinely speaks on social impact, equity, and health at foundations such as the Aspen Institute, universities such as Harvard, and Fortune 500 companies including Nike and lululemon. She has been featured in Yoga JournalSELF, and Paper magazines. Find her online at nicoleacardoza.com. 

About the Illustrator

Marta Antelo is graduated in Fine Arts in Valencia, her natal city . After graduation she moved to Madrid were she actually lives and works as a freelance illustrator, she loves working contributing concepts to her illustrations and also she likes recreate herself with delicate textures.

As a preschool illustrator works with primary colors, simple shapes and a big dose of psychedelia!!

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