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Relax Kids: Colour ME
By: Marneta Viegas - Our Street Books, $14.95

Description: With more than 100 magical pages to help children step into the world of their imagination and feelings as they colour mindfully, Colour ME includes prompts to encourage creative thinking and discussion.

Suitable for use at home, alone or with the family and can be used in the classroom or after school activities.

Verdict: First off, this is yet another incredibly crafted, beautifully created, colorfully inventive and wholly creative genius of a book from the uber talented Marneta Viegas!

My daughter has three (3) rugrats and each one has their own special (medical) disposition and thus can be a real rodeo of characters at any given moment!

So, and as we all know, being a parent can be tough, but it is also just as tough (if not more so) on the children, who have (and showcase) these medical disposition characteristics (all bundled up within blankets of uncertainty and stressful worry).

For they just do not know yet how, or where to aim their daily frustrations and/or creative geniuses, and so here within this book - and one that openly encourages the owner to step into the world of their imagination and feelings as they color mindfully - each page throughout this expansive book is created in black and white, simplistic sketches laid out, titles above for possible, gentle guidance, to enable the kids to grab their pens and color at will from start to finish!

Sure there may not be much prose inside from Marneta this time, but with every single page created to allow for a new artistic genius to be born, or for a child to get something out of their system that was couped up inside for far too long, well, it is yet another inspired creation from the uber-talented author.

Some of the mindful coloring benefits noted inside include the proven facts that it provides a brain break and gives the mind a much needed rest from technology, that it also helps decrease anxiety and stress and boosts moods, and that it also helps improve concentration and help children stay present and focused in the moment.

Trust me when I say that no matter how entwinned in the complex nature of daily growth your child is, and how present or distant they may seem at any given juncture, Marneta’s new coloring book Relax Kids: Colour ME is a MUST-HAVE, and powerful device to allow your child to concentrate on something other than a generic, tatty, worn, overly used and wholly uninspirational coloring book that they have had passed down for years!

About the Author - Marneta Viegas is founder of Relax Kids Ltd - the UK’s leading expert on children’s relaxation. She is author of 10 books and has produced a range of relaxation CDs and has appeared on BBC Dragons’ Den.

Marneta has over 40 years’ experience in meditation and relaxation and runs a training program where she has trained over 5,000 franchisees in her unique award-winning method of relaxation. She lives in Oxford, UK, with her dog Ronnie Barker.

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