Finding My Calm
Teaching children mindfulness through the senses at a young age can help them build confidence, learn to cope with stress and realise they can overcome challenging moments in their life. Using the fun 'Five, Four, Three, Two, One' rhyme is an easy way for children to remember to use their senses to find their way back to calm.
From the authors of the best-selling range of books about emotions including: Aroha's Way: A children's guide through emotions, Let It Go: Emotions are energy in motion, Aroha Knows and How Do I Feel? A Dictionary of Emotions for Children. The Wildling Crew are sharing yet another way that you and your children can regulate your emotions together.
AGES: 3 to 6
Bex Lipp was co-founder of award-winning business Awesome Inc, which started around creating gratitude journals, and was a great base to launch into publishing children's books. Bex also co-wrote the book 'Finding Gratitude' through Quarto Publishing in the US. Bex's own personal story of struggles with mental health issues led her to come up with the idea of making a picture book around the emotions associated with anxiety.
Craig Phillips has worked as a professional illustrator for the US and Australian publishing industries for twenty years. His client list includes Random House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Hachette, Hardie Grant, Bloomsbury, Oxford University Press and many more. His work has appeared in art anthologies such as The Society of Illustrators Annual, Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual and Luerzers 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, and has been exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration. Phillips also worked on Neil Gaiman's American Gods in 2017. His first solo work, titled Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods (Allen and Unwin, 2017) won the NZ Book Award's Russell Clark Award for Illustration, a Gold Ledger in the Australian Ledger Awards, a Notable Book in the CBCA Awards and was also a finalist in the Aurealis Awards.