In Kayak Girl a young child learns to cope with serious loss by focusing on something larger than herself. After Jana and acirc’s mother dies, she becomes withdrawn. Her grandfather, a carver, pays the girl a visit and finds her unresponsive to his care. He carves a figure of a girl in a kayak and asks Jana to promise that she will watch for the figure after he releases it upriver. Through the following seasons, Jana goes to the river daily and finds strength in the positive memories from her short time with her mother, even as she imagines the distant kayak girl and acirc’s struggles. Eventually, they are reunited, and Jana and acirc’s spirit is revived. Throughout the book, watercolour illustrations take readers to a magical place along an Alaska river and demonstrate the power of memory and a sense of place in the natural world.
Monica Devine is the author of several books for children and for 25 years she worked as a speech-language pathologist, traveling to Indian and Eskimo villages throughout
Hardback book In Good-bye, Bumps!, Saje Dyer, daughter of bestselling author Dr Wayne W. Dyer, tells a remarkable story from her childhood in which she was able to overcome a physical condition in a very unique way. In the telling of her story she teaches children the important lesson that when something is bothering them, they can change their attitude toward it and not allow it to have power over them. This story will help kids understand that some things about themselves can be changed and others will always... More info
A picture story book especially for children who have bad dreams or nightmares. It both entertains and gives children the tools they need to understand their dreams and the feelings that cause them. It also provides parents with loving and effective strategies for responding to children who wake them in the night with bad dreams. The essence of the story is a progression in which Joey, an adorable kangaroo, goes from believing in and being tormented by his bad dreams to understanding that he is their author. By... More info
Joytime Yoga Adventures have been designed to provide a user-friendly yoga resource for parents, teachers and caregivers. Our play-based adventures are specifically designed for kids aged 2 to 8 years and are entertaining, imaginative and energetic. Join Sol for lots of fun and excitement as you explore the Joytime Yoga Farm. What things can you see and pretend to be? Help your child develop a flexible and healthy body; a calm and creative mind; and interconnectedness with the world around them. More info