Saturday, December 19, 2009
Bubble Riding: A Relaxation Story
Bubble Riding: A Relaxation Story is a part of the Stress Free Kids series by Lori Lite. `This is a series dedicated to teaching stress management techniques to children. And parents can also learn a lot from them.
In this book, the child is asked to imagine being either the sea child or the turtle who are the main characters.
The sea child finds her way to a water spout on the bottom of the ocean floor that provides lots of bubbles. When a big enough one appear, the sea child embraces it, and slowly makes her way inside it. It provides her with a warm sense of security. An observing sea turtle quickly follows suit.
As the bubble rises through the ocean waters, the sea child notices a beautiful rainbow above her. She closes her eyes to reflect on the power of each individual color.
The color red provides the sea child with a sense of health and energy. Orange gives her happiness. Yellow allows her to feel an inner glow, as the green color fills her with love. Blue provides relaxation, while purple allows for peace and clarity. As these senses of strength and peace come together through the rainbow, they blend together to create a pure white light that provides balance and calm.
Visualizing color has long been a practice that provides empowerment and peace to those who do it. This book is the first one for children that I have come across that seems to explain it in a way that young children can understand. It can easily be used in the classroom, as well as within the family home, to encourage stress management and to build unity.
I received a review copy of this book from the publisher.
Purchase Bubble Riding: A Relaxation Story, Designed to Help Children Increase Creativity While Lowering Stress and Anxiety Levels. (Indigo Ocean Dreams)