- Publisher: O Books
- Format: Hardback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 212mm x 14mm | 240g
- Publication date: 1 August 2004
- Publication City/Country: New Alresford
- ISBN 10: 1903816661
- ISBN 13: 9781903816660
- Illustrations note: Col.ill.
- Sales rank: 19,891
Using well-known and loved fairy tales, this publication is a gentle and fun way of introducing children to the world of meditation and relaxation. It is designed to counteract some of the tensions with which we are all familiar at the end of a busy day, and offers parents and children together some quality time to relax and share. The meditations and visualizations aim to develop children's imagination and provide them with skills that should be invaluable for the rest of their life. Using 52 fairy stories and nursery rhymes, like flying on Aladdin's magic carpet, climbing Jack's beanstalk, flying through the air like Peter Pan, swimming in the ocean with the Little Mermaid, asking a question of the Wizard of Oz, listening to the sounds of the forest with Snow White and many others, children are encouraged to go on magical journeys in the mind.
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Marneta Viegas has run her own children's entertainment company for 10 years, is co-founder of the Blue Tree Theatre Company that take shows based on self esteem and values into schools. Marneta also runs a business called Relax Kids which teaches children relaxation and meditation. Her shows are in huge demand and she has appeared at venues ranging from Buckingham Palace to working with street children in South Africa and Brazil.
'Your splendid and amusing act made all the difference for me and all the other guests arriving at the Palace. everyone was greatly impressed.' HRH Prince of Wales 'Relax Kids is so yummy - I love the meditations myself and certainly intend to try them on every kid in my life. They work for me so why not for them!' Lynne Franks, PR guru and author of The Seed Handbook "Relax Kids is a source of brilliantly imaginative meditations so sensitively and creatively written and beautifully illustrated. This inspiring book is a wonderful resource for teachers and parents, who will be able to use it to help children nurture their spiritual worlds of thought and feelings. It will be especially welcomed by teachers who are using visualisation as an element of values education or during circle time. I'm delighted to commend this unique book that I'm sure will help countless children nurture their innate qualities of goodness, love, peace and respect." Neil Hawkes, Senior Education Advisor Oxfordshire County Council, author of How to Inspire and Develop Positive Values in Your Classroom "This is a truly delightful book and the perfect way to introduce children to the art of relaxation. The idea of using well-known fairy stories as a spring-board for each meditation makes them instantly accessible to even very young children, and the illustrations are charming. My children were enchanted and bedtime in our household has been transformed!" Rebecca Abrams, Family advice expert, Daily Telegraph "This is a beautiful book. Children of all ages will be transported into a world of imagination and relaxation. Many adults are likely to benefit from this book too. I will be delighted to recommend this book to families, friends and patients." Dr Julia Ronder MBBs, BSc, MRC, Psych MD, Consultant Child and Adoloscent Psychiatrist "Enchanting! This book deserves to sit by the bedside of every child (and adult too!) Every page is brimming with imagination, creativity and positivity." Robert Holden, founder of The Happiness Project and author of Happiness NOW, Shift Happens!