Friday, September 19, 2014
Book Review: Moody Cow Meditates
Author/Illustrator: Kerry Lee MacLean
Interest Level: Ages 4 and Up
From the Book Jacket: It all started one stupid, rotten day when everything went wrong…
Why It's On My Bookshelf: At the beginning of the school year I attended a district counselor meeting to share what successful resources we have been using. A few counselors gave praise to the book Moody Cow Meditates and how the use of Mind Jars in their schools was impactful with kids. I kept thinking - how can I not have this book yet??
I bought it after the meeting and can't wait to put it to use. This is a great book to teach kids calming skills through the use of a Mind Jar. Moody Cow is lacking the tools on how to deal with anger and frustration. He also says 'okay, maybe I overreacted.' I was really glad this concept was introduced because we have a lot of kids that treat small deals like huge ones. Moody Cow also says he does things on purpose. What a great way to open up the discussion about making good choices. Can't wait to make Mind Jars with our students!
I also love this video on Mindfulness. If you don't have time to make a Mind Jar....just use a glitter ball. Love!
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