Calm Monsters, Kind Monsters
A Sesame Street ® Guide to Mindfulness
by Karen Latchana Kenney
This book opens by letting young children know that part of growing up is learning to recognize and manage emotions. The offer is extended to learn how to do this with some Sesame Street friends. What a good way to learn!
A mindfulness tip is given for every day situations, for example, falling asleep. The behavior is described then modeled by a Sesame Street character and then the child is invited to try. In the sleep scene, it is suggested that the child say good night to each part of their body working upwards from the toes. In another, milk is spilled and rather than feeling bad, Cookie Monster and children are invited to use positive self-talk. There are a number of additional situations packed into this short title.
This book is appealing and helpful. I recommend it for young children and a trusted adult to share together. It could also be used by early childhood educators.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.