Today – Mindful Monsters Review
Mindfulness has been a buzzword for quite a while now but that does not mean that people actually know what it it or even how to put it into action. I have written recently about how to raise a mindful child if you want more depth on this subject The aim of this post is to explore mindfulness and share you really simple ways to explore this concept with you kids through using a variety of books and Scope’s Mindful Monsters
What do you know about Scope and their Mindful Monsters?
Scope currently support around 250,000 disabled people and their families every year; by 2022 their goal is to increase this figure to 2 million. They are a n a mazing charity whose w=focus is very much on wellness and life quality
Mindful Monsters from Scope
Scope have bought out a wonderful new product called Mindful Monsters with the dual purpose of teaching children about mindfulness and raising funds for their vital work. We were so excited to be asked to do a mindful monsters review
Why I wanted to do this Mindful Monsters review
I have written before about How to raise a mindful child it is something I care about deeply and so I was very receptive to doing a mindful monsters review I worry a lot about the future and ponder to much on the past and I definitely need to learn to be more mindful and stay focussed on the present so my brain can erest! I want to model this to my kids too
Mindful Monsters Review
Mindful Monsters are a set of activity cards, which give parents a new and exciting way to help their little ones develop important life skills through exploring mindfulness while spending quality time together. The cards are quick and easy activities parents and children can do anywhere.
Mindful Monsters Review FAQ’s
If you have any questions about Mindful Monsters do pop on over and have a look at the Mindful Monsters FAQ’s
Mindfulness research in relation to Mindful Monsters
Research shows mindfulness in families has many benefits which include
- More resilience in day-to-day life
- Improved focus
- A better understanding of their emotions
- A sense of calm
- More positive thinking – promoting kindness and gratitude
Wonderful aims for our kids to achieve and core to their emotional health.
The Mindful Monsters cards
These cards are huge fun!
The Mindful Monsters cards launch this week. Take a look, I think they are completely fabulous – a brilliant investment of time and into your child’s wellbeing!
Mindful Monsters Review – Video
You get sent a pack of Mindful Monster cards each month over a period of 12 months to really bring mindfulness into the heart of your family life.
How our mindful monsters review made us feel
We’ve had a tried a few of these cards this morning in our mindful monsters review and they have made us giggle, imagine and be kind…that’s pretty good going right! My kids are 9 and 12 though and refused to let me photograph them being noodles. So funny!
What is mindfulness?
We discuss Mindfulness a lot in Create Your Own Happy – a book full of happiness boosting activities that I co-wrote for Harper Collins last year. mindfulness is about essentially living in the now with anxieties for the future and worries of the past put to one side as you stay in the present. It gives your brain a chance to relax and can be very healing. Mindfulness is a great skill for both children and adults to learn, that’s why the Mindful monsters are just so awesome
Do take a look at Create Your Own Happy
Create Your own happy is a wonderful resource – much like mindful monsters – when it comes to supporting a child’s emotional development in a fun way,
If you have a teen then our new book Be happy be you is a brilliant resource to encourage them to be more mindful – it is also packed with happioness and reilience boosting tips
10 powerful and thoughtful quotes on mindfulness
Mindfulness became so much more important for us as worked throughout mindful monsters cards and we have further taken inspiration from these quotes.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. Thich Nhat Hanh
“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh.
“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.”– Jack Kornfield
“Each place is the right place–the place where I now am can be a sacred space.”– Ravi Ravindra
“The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favourable.”– Matthieu Ricard
“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.”– Eckhart Tolle
“When I’m hungry, I eat what I love. When I’m bored, I do something I love. When I’m lonely, I connect with someone I love. When I feel sad, I remember that I am loved.”– Michelle May
“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
The conclusions of our mindful monsters review
Would we recommend mindful monsters?
So yes I do highly recommend these cards – they are a brilliant way to connect with your kids and encourage them to be more mindful and support for a truly wonderful charity along the way .
We loved doing this Mindful monsters review.
Further reading on mindfulness
If you enjoyed this mindful monsters review you might also enjoy my posts on child wellbeing in the following ares:
Mindful monsters review collaboration
The mindful monsters review was a collaboration with SCOPE. Have you had a go with the mindful monsters cards? if you have do tell me how you found them?