Practice Mindfulness, Learn to Journal and Scrapbook, Find Calm Every Day
by Amy Tangerine
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 15 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 25 Mar 2022
DK, DK Children
This children’s journaling book is a fantastic way to teach kids about taking each moment for what it is and managing anxiety, stress and fear. It’s a beautiful how-to guide that will help your kids live more intentionally.
Perfect for children ages 8 and older, this helpful activity book is packed with things to do, journaling prompts and ideas, and relaxation tips and advice. Inside, you’ll find:
• Calming activity ideas for inside and outside, at home, and on the go.
• First lessons in big ideas and philosophy for children alongside practical applications.
• A ‘How-to’ guide to journaling and scrapbooking so children can document their experiences.
• A theme throughout that teaches children to cherish the moment and make and retain memories as a result.
• Creative, practical activities to get children away from screens and encourage a positive frame of mind.
Did you know that mindfulness reduces activity in the brain’s fight or flight zone, allowing for improved focus, memory, and social and emotional skills? That’s why journaling and taking moments away from screens is excellent for children! Making Memories Journal offers a creative solution to managing emotions and living for the now. It’s a fun memories book for kids to engage with the world around them through lessons in big ideas and journaling tips.
Kids are taken through activities, from cleaning their space to learning how to make origami and writing down thoughts and feelings. They learn crafts to calm a busy mind, discover Buddhist meditation and explore the outdoors mindfully. It also features a strong environmental awareness, with activities encouraging sustainability and recycling!
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 7 members
Making Memories is a beautifully illustrated book to help children make time to find ways to get in touch with their own thoughts and be able to express them in an exploratory way. The creative illustrations are a vibrant combination of watercolor and collage and offer inspiration for children to find their own style and method of illustration. This would be a wonderful book for any child needing an outlet or who wants to develop their artistic expressions.
First, I fell in love with the cover. Then, I fell in love with the full pages of color, the creative descriptions, the examples, and the easy instructions. I love that there are books coming out for kids that focus on art journaling and the many ways to do so. Additionally, I like that these books talk about the benefits of keeping an art journal in language that kids will understand. Of these books, Making Memories is one of the better ones.
Fun, Colorful, vibrant and wonderful book. Each page is filled with ideas and everything is beautifully illustrated. It would be an awesome gift to kids starting out with journaling or even adults who love illustrated books. Each page is presented in an awesome creative way. Enjoyed reading and taking in all the illustrations.
I loved everything about this book from the colorful cover to the just as colorful inside. I think this is a wonderful book for children of all ages and backgrounds to encourage them to listen to themselves and their inner thoughts.
"Making Memories" is a beautiful book, with the DK sparkle that is engaging, interesting, and educational. I love how the concepts are broken down in a way that seems like a conversation instead of just facts, which kids can connect with. Colourful and comforting, I can see this being a treasured resource that you can revisit time and time again. Thank you NetGalley and DK for this ARC, all opinions are my own.
As someone who journals themselves I wanted to read this book to get some new creative ideas. I've recently turned my bland journal into a colorful mix of bullet journaling and scrapbooking and it has made a world of difference. I'm more excited to journal now and honestly it's a lot of fun mixing ideas. I think this is a great book for kids to learn how to journal and be creative. Journaling is very important for expressing emotions you usually keep hidden and because of that it is an important tool for children to learn about when they don't know how to express themselves.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.