Beautifully illustrated, charming and fun, this is an delightful collection of 20 bedtime stories guaranteed to entertain and encourage your kids
Growing up in the modern world, our children have to cope with an ever-increasing amount of stress, which can have a negative impact on their development. The ancient wisdom of Buddhism, with its emphasis on peace, mindfulness and compassion, is the ideal basis for helping any child to face these challenges with inner confidence and calm. Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful book re-tells 20 ancient Buddhist tales in a way that is thoroughly fun and accessible to children. Each one featuring superb, full-page illustrations, the stories will transport your kids into an imaginary world of enlightenment and discovery. Here, they will meet delightful characters and discover an easy-to-understand Buddhist message, which will help them think about how they can apply values such as patience, compassion, honesty and generosity to their own lives.
Designed to be read aloud by parents or by children on their own, these compelling narratives focus the mind and provide a soothing transition into sleep.
Dharmachari Nagaraja is a regular guest presenter on BBC Radio 2, where he used traditional Buddhist tales to communicate the Buddha’s teachings to a UK audience of 7.7 million people. He has been a practicing Buddhist since 1988, was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1993, and went on to teach at and manage the Covent Garden Meditation Centre, London. He has now returned to his native Scotland, where he is now involved with the Glasgow Buddhist Centre and works as a psychotherapist.
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When Max’s parents tell him they are divorcing it feels like an earthquake. There are so many changes to deal with and a lot of big feelings. Follow Max as he begins to move and live between his two homes, learns about his emotions and adjusts to life after the ‘divorce earthquake’. This beautifully illustrated children's picture book is aimed at 4 to 7 year olds whose parents are (or have) separated. Max's Divorce Earthquake will help children and their parents to be aware of the various emotions that... More info
"What does it mean when someone dies?" "Why did someone I love have to die?" This book asks questions like these that a child might have about death before offering answers. It uses straightforward text, illustrations and a social story format to explain what death means specifically to children with ASD and other Special Needs aged 5-11. Death is a difficult topic for any parent or educator to explain to a child, perhaps even more so when the child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Special Needs.... More info