Book Review with MyChild – The Monkey Mind Meditation Deck

The Monkey Mind Meditation Deck
by Carolyn Kanjuro

Welcome to another

Book Review with MyChild!

Books are critically important in our family – the saying around here goes, “I am always willing to spend money on books and Legos.” As a refresher, MyChild is 8-years-old, in second grade, reads on her own, and her current favorite books to read are the DogMan series and the Pig the Pug books.

I have had the privilege of review a couple Advance Reader Copy books through NetGalley and when I was recently searching for some new books to read, there were a few children’s books available. Of course, I could have just read these on my own and provided a review, but why not involves someone of the intended audience demographic. Here we go.

The Monkey Mind Meditation Deck: 30 Fun Ways for Kids to Chill Out, Tune In, and Open Up
by Carolyn Kanjuro

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book
from Shambhala Publications through NetGalley.
Opinions expressed in this review are completely our own.

This book is currently available for pre-order. Publication date is February 4, 2020.

Book Description:

Navigate changing emotions with this beautifully illustrated meditation deck featuring 30 cards to help kids connect more deeply with themselves and others.

Help your child become more focused, calm, and capable of dealing with overwhelming emotions. The Monkey Mind Meditation Deck explores the playful and powerful qualities of animals and nature to inspire your child to discover the same qualities in themselves and others. Vibrant images from illustrator Alexander Vidal are paired with key phrases and short meditations or activities to help children learn about themselves without judgement. By getting to know the impulses that give rise to their actions, children can become empowered to make choices that truly serve them best.

Our Review:

Mom: Having practiced yoga for more than a decade, I learned how to deal with the “monkey mind” and how to refocus. When I saw this deck of cards aimed at children, I was very excited to let MyChild try it out.

Each card has a beautiful illustration on one side, with a fun activity on the back. The activities have a physical component blended with a mental- or emotion-based element.

MyChild: My favorite picture was the Butterfly one,

Monkey Mind Meditation - Brave Butterfly

MyChild: But my favorite activity was the Wriggly Worm one. Wiggle, wiggle!

Monkey Mind Meditation - Wriggly Worm

Mom: My favorite was the Hurricane card and activity.

Monkey Mind Meditation - Hurricane

The Final Verdict

Our rating: 5 stars

Would we recommend? Yes

#MonkeyMindMeditationDeck #NetGalley

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