SCWBI Presents!

Whitney featured in SCWBI Bookstop… Introducing Mindful Kids, the one-of-a-kind mindfulness activity deck for kids age 4 to 104! Make any moment mindful from morning to night with 5 categories of cards, designed to fit into each part of the day. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards provide easy-to-follow steps for each practice. The cards and 8-page instructional booklet include tips for children of a wide range of abilities, making this deck an inclusive tool for nurturing inner peace and strength. Read the Full Article

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How Kids Can Cope With Stress in Our Unpredictable New Reality

Whitney Stewart featured in Parent.com In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, six of the largest school districts in the United States closed, and 1.7 million American students missed school. This figure doesn’t take into account school interruptions after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and elsewhere where officials have no clear timeline for school re-openings for over 350,000 students. Read the Full Article

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Annie’s Book Stop Author Spotlight: Whitney Stewart

Whitney Stewart featured in Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester is happy to shine our spotlight on Whitney Stewart, author of travel stories, children’s books, and a new set of mindfulness activity cards, Mindful Kids. The staff at ABSW were really excited to see a demo of the card set from Barefoot Books, so we worked with the publisher to create a special event this holiday season, where we will bring Whitney to the store and actually practice some mindfulness techniques to help our patrons with holiday stress!  On December 3, from 1:oo-3:00 PM, come to our 65 James Street store to learn a few mindful activities for adults and children, to help make this holiday season a little less stressful.   Read the Full Article

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The Mindful Librarian Review of Meditation is an Open Sky

This book is a complete gem. Even though the intended audience is K through 3, I can see using this in my collection as an instruction manual for mindfulness for my middle schoolers (as well as their teachers!). The strength of this book is the fact that it provides a variety of actual mindfulness practices for kids. It can work as a daily guide. Students can choose their methods based on their emotional needs at any given time. The book describes activities such as, “Mind Drawing for Focus,” “Protection Circle for Security,” and “Friendship Meditation for Kindness.” They are mostly visualization and breathing exercises. Read the Review

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