Mindful Music and Dancing
From the Series The Art of Mindfulness
In this book, early fluent readers will learn how music and dance can help us focus, relieve stress, and increase mindfulness. Step-by-step instructions help readers write song lyrics, mindfully listen to music, and dance. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Fun, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness through art and music. Includes helpful hints, sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.
Mindful Music and Dancing is part of Jump!'s The Art of Mindfulness series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Subject||SEL, Social Studies|
|Imprint||Blue Owl Books|
|Number of Pages||24|
Booklist Advance Review Mindful Music and Dancing
This resource-filled guide, part of the Art of Mindfulness series (4 titles), lets kids explore SEL
through music and dance. The book opens with a preface for caregivers, which includes before and
after-reading prompts as well as an SEL goal for the adult to help their reader achieve.
With chapters on “Music and Mindfulness,” “Find Your Rhythm,” and “Dance to Tune In,” the text
offers easy-to-implement practices, such as concentrating on a song’s rhythm to get focused and
using music and dance to express emotions.
Uncluttered spreads use a combination of colorful backgrounds, clear writing, and full-page photos of racially diverse kids grooving to their own beats and engaging in mindfulness exercises. Encouraging “Hints” are also scattered throughout. A “Goals and Tools” activity section rounds out this useful title.
Author: Stephanie Finne
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Mindful Music and Dancing - The Art of Mindfulness
Help readers develop these skills by learning to tune into their minds and bodies. Music, rhythm, and dancing can help readers slow down, focus on the present, and control their breathing. View available downloads →