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Baby Loves Calm

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Learn ABCs and Mindfulness

This is a simple alphabet book that has the words taken from the mindfulness concept, like heart, gratitude, and yes, mindful. As these are often not simple words like most ABC books, the parent or caregiver might have to explain some words. But, of course, a book like this lends itself to doing what some words describe. The illustrations are simple and almost remind me of felt cutouts that I made as a child; like they are illustrations of these. They felt a little simple to me, but a young child may prefer that. I do think it's a splendid idea to teach children about mindfulness from a young age, and a simple alphabet like book like this could be another tool to use.
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This is very cute, but definitely aimed more at adults to be seen to be a bit gimmicky, if it was their to teach babies about calm it feels a bit too bright and needs to be muted, as I say a cute idea but didn’t seem to fit the bill for me
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Baby Loves: Calm is an elegant picture book that focuses on peaceful, mindful vocabulary. A wonderful introduction for young children. This would make a lovely gift for a new baby. It would be a great addition to a toddler or preschool classroom. 
Thank you to NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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A lovely ABC book.. Full of beautiful pictures and words. I think that children would enjoy this book with a grown up so they can explain the words or talk about the pictures. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book.
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A stunning book with lovely illustrations and easy to read with young children and engaging

Would be a lovely gift for a 2+ child to enjoy over time
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I love the that this book manages to follow a specific theme of words! Really helpful for children and/or English learners that they have the opportunity to look in picture books like these to extend their vocabulary with the support of these wonderful pictures!
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What a cute ABC for little learners.  To give a sense, A is for Aware; D is for Dream; I is for inspired; P is for Patience, and so it goes til Z is for Zen.  This one is for parents who do their mindfulness to share with their babies.  In addition to the peaceful words, there are sweet illustrations.


Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
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I requested and received an e-ARC of this book from NetGalley and Quatro Publishing Group in exchange for my honest opinion.

I really like how the Baby Love books introduce children to larger words enabling them to improve their vocabularies.  The words in this book are all related to mindfulness and as kids get older these words can help you start conversations about each word, what it means and how you can implement that action/word.
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Baby Loves: Calm is a cute take on the alphabet for toddlers. With parental stress bleeding into the lives of little ones, this book can be used for toddlers and parents to begin practicing mindfulness. Let’s share our calm with our children. The illustrations are beautiful!

Thank you to the Quarto Group and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This book was very much loved by my 3 year old and me. A beautiful book about calm, where the illustrations really do bring about a sense of tranquility through their simple style, yet deliciously delicate hues. Although the book title says 'Baby Loves' I feel this book would be suitable for all preschoolers. Babies will enjoy the imagery, while for older children each picture makes a great discussion point about what it is and what it means. There was certainly some new vocabulary that my 3 year old loved such as 'Karma' and 'Zen' - perfect for your little logophiles.  #BabyLovesCalm #NetGalley Thanks NetGalley and Quarto Group/ Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the digital review copy.
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A very sweet, mellow alphabet book. This mindful and calm take on teaching what the letters stand for is lovely to look at - all subdued and earthy tones to match the topic - and a nice little read. Some words are a bit advanced for those learning the alphabet for the first time, but would be a nice little conversation starter with older kids and no harm introducing the words to those who may not use them for a while anyway.
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Baby Loves: Calm by Jennifer Eckford
Pub Date: 4 Aug 2020
Published by Quarto

This is a really cute board book which contains the alphabet and for each letter a word associated with mindfulness. Lovely as a starter to more in-depth conversations about mental health.
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This was an stunning alphabet book that uses words related to calm and mindfulness to spell out the alphabet (well apart from X which was explore...) 

I adored the illustrations and felt calm and happy when reading it to my  son and had fun explaining the meaning of some of the words and the concept of calm.
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Simple and gentle, this ABC book introduces little ones to the concepts of mindfulness. The illustrations are happy and colorful.
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Baby loves: Calm

“G is for grateful, H is for Hear”

An introduction to mindfulness for pre-schoolers compiled in an A to Z of emotions and actions to help young people be present and communicate their feelings. 

This is a great tool to teach new vocabulary and equip young children with the skills and words to express their feelings in a range of ways, moving beyond the simple “happy and sad” that most preschoolers are restricted to. 

I read this with my daughter aged 2 and half. We practised letter recognition, talked about the beautiful illustrations and I introduced and explained some of the words and ideas (not all of them) and we talked about them. There are so many more ways we can use this over time as I introduce more of the complex vocabulary and abstract ideas. 

This is a book I never knew I needed and have already preordered so I can get it on my bookshelf at home. I think it would be an excellent addition to the bookshelves at nursery and preschool too where young children are learning about and how to manage their feelings and emotions. It would also make a thoughtful gift for young families. 

Thank you to Net Galley and Quarto publishing for the review copy.
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Cute book.  I liked the simple illustrations and words.  The adult reader will definitely have to spend some time explaining what the words in the book mean to the young listener such as mindful, patient, meditation, etc.  I think that every child should learn the basic concepts of calm in this book (it took me 53 years to learn to practice the concepts in this book, and I am still learning...wish I had been introduced to these  much earlier!).

This is a great book to read to your little ones.  I think teaching them to be in the zen moment and all of its components to get there will set them up to be happy and well-balanced adults.

I would recommend it!
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I received an electronic ARC from Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books through NetGalley.
ABCs book that uses emotion based words and pictures to help families focus on calming times. Some of the words may be above a toddler's level but the feelings will come through when read together.
Simple pictures capture the sense of calm and peace being emphasized. 
This non-fiction book in the Baby Loves series is a definite gift idea for young families.
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Baby Loves: Calm is another book in Jenny Broom's series for toddlers. This lovely little book centres around mindfulness. It has bright, happy illustrations and teaches children their ABC's in a unique way. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for my copy.
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A sweet look at healthy concepts for little ones while teaching the alphabet!  Z is for zen! Definitely recommend.
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Beautiful, simple ABC book for young children with a focus on mindfulness. I loved the drawings and word examples used.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
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