Sunday, July 17, 2011

Book Review: Six Healing Sounds With Lisa and Ted: Qigong for Children (Hardcover)



Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted
By: Lisa Spillane
Illustrated by:Lisa Spillane
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Date released: April 15, 2011
ISBN: 978-1848190511
Price: $14.95

Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: VS Grenier

About the Book: Join in with Lisa and Ted as they show you how healing sounds can make you feel bright and happy inside. "Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted" teaches young children how to transform negative feelings into positive ones by using simple breathing techniques that are based on ancient Chinese Qigong exercises. Using a special sound for different parts of the body, Lisa and Ted show that a 'haaaww' can heal the heart and blow away impatience, and a 'whoooooo' can make the stomach feel better and chase away worries. These reassuring meditative stories are ideal for bedtime as they calm and settle children by soothing away the troubles of the day. This delightful and brightly illustrated picture book will be an enjoyable read for children aged four to eight and will teach them effective healing techniques to overcome negative emotions so they can live happier and healthier lives.

Overall Thoughts: This is a charming book to help children understand how to express themselves in a positive way. The characters Lisa and Ted show children how to calm and heal their bodies by using fun sounds for each emotion. My daughters both loved reading this book with me. They enjoyed making each sound as we learned how to got from feeling angry to happy by making the "haaww" sound, which also helps slow your heart rate as you calm down and begin to feel happiness spread through you. My girls would giggle as some of the sounds too because of the sounds they were making as we read together.

This book is great to pull out and read with your children if you feel the stress of the day or they won't stop and listen to what you're asking them to do. It really does help center and balance your day.

The illustrations are fun and child like making the book perfect for little ones or older children.

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