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Review of Kimberly David’s Book: The Mountain and Me

Aug 31, 2021 01:34PM ● By Sara Gurgen
The Mountain and Me, by Kimberly David, is a kid-friendly introduction to mindfulness that helps children learn to manage their emotions.

Joy, peacefulness, strength and calm are qualities that are hard to cultivate in today's busy world. The Mountain and Me introduces mindfulness as a tool to help children understand their emotions and find peace even when their environment is unpredictable.

The story provides children with tools to manage their emotions and encourages them to set up a space at home to sit and breathe. As young children, they have an opportunity to practice a routine that can help them navigate challenges throughout their lives.

In addition to the story, there are several resource pages included with activities to extend the learning, such as an art activity and a breathing exercise. The whimsical illustrations and repetition throughout the story encourage children to tune in to the present moment and focus on their breath.

The motto of the story is to remember that we can be strong, calm, patient and peaceful like the Mountain.

For more information, visit TheMountainAndMeBook.com. The book can be purchased on Amazon.