Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I bought a couple of books by Lori Lite to use with Little Guy. He tends to be quick with the temper, and I'm trying to teach him some relaxation techniques. We've been reading A Boy and a Bear: The Children's Relaxation Book at night, last thing before bed. It's a rather plot-free story about a boy who meets a polar bear after climbing a mountain, and how they lie down on a warm rock, and breathe until they are relaxed. The great appeal for Little Guy is that he gets to act out the story. The book teaches how to breathe in a way that does, in fact, quickly release tension. The idea is to practice this daily, so that eventually it will become a skill that can be put to use as needed. We also have Angry Octopus. That one teaches how to tense and then relax your muscles. Again, not a scintillating story line, but it doesn't seem to matter.

Angry Octopus: A Relaxation StoryA Boy and a Bear: The Children's Relaxation Book

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