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Frog's breathtaking speech : how children (and frogs) can use the breath to deal with anxiety, anger and tension.

By: Chissick, Michael.
Contributor(s): Peacock, Sarah.
Publisher: London Singing Dragon 2012Description: [47] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 29 cm.ISBN: 9781848190917.Subject(s): JUVENILE LITERATURE | BREATHING EXERCISES | YOGA | ANXIETY | ANGER MANAGEMENT | STRESS MANAGEMENT | EMOTIONS | MENTAL HEALTHSummary: "Frog is very worried as he has an important speech to make at his school assembly. The speech is about breathing and he doesn't know a thing about it! He asks his friends for help and they teach him all about the lion breath, the crocodile breath, the humming bee breath and the woodchopper breath. Can any of these breathing techniques calm his nerves before the big speech? This charming illustrated picture book teaches children four yoga breathing techniques in a fun and interactive way. The story successfully increases children's awareness of their breath and shows how breathing can be used to deal with anger, anxiety and tension. This book will be a great resource for teachers and teaching assistants in mainstream and special needs schools, children's yoga instructors, as well as parents looking for an engaging story to teach their children about coping with difficult emotions and stressful situations." - PUBLISHERS WEBSITEReview: In his introduction Michael Chissick explains that this book is intended for teachers who may have little of no knowledge of yoga, as well as children’s yoga teachers, and is suitable for all ages The book grew out of the need to increase children’s awareness of their breath and, more importantly, how to apply it in stressful situations. The explication of the different breathes are simple and marvellously illustrated. “A Helpful Guidance” section at the end of the story gives further instructions and the includes the Sanskrit name of the breath. Not to be missed.
List(s) this item appears in: Kids books about worry, anxiety and managing emotions. Oct 2015 (CM) updated July 2017 | Self regulation April 2017 CM | Anger management and children May 2017 | Worry and anxiety. May 2017 CM | Anxiety and teens with ID. Feb 2018 | Social workers. 2018 | Anxiety and relaxation picture books. April 2018 | Intensive Interaction Books.Oct16 | Autism 4 kids. July 2018 F | Worry and anxiety, books for children of all ages. Aug/ Oct 2018 CM | Top Rated in 2018 | Anxiety in adults. Dec 2018
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    average rating: 4.4 (5 votes)
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"Frog is very worried as he has an important speech to make at his school assembly. The speech is about breathing and he doesn't know a thing about it! He asks his friends for help and they teach him all about the lion breath, the crocodile breath, the humming bee breath and the woodchopper breath. Can any of these breathing techniques calm his nerves before the big speech? This charming illustrated picture book teaches children four yoga breathing techniques in a fun and interactive way. The story successfully increases children's awareness of their breath and shows how breathing can be used to deal with anger, anxiety and tension. This book will be a great resource for teachers and teaching assistants in mainstream and special needs schools, children's yoga instructors, as well as parents looking for an engaging story to teach their children about coping with difficult emotions and stressful situations." - PUBLISHERS WEBSITE

In his introduction Michael Chissick explains that this book is intended for teachers who may have little of no knowledge of yoga, as well as children’s yoga teachers, and is suitable for all ages The book grew out of the need to increase children’s awareness of their breath and, more importantly, how to apply it in stressful situations.
The explication of the different breathes are simple and marvellously illustrated. “A Helpful Guidance” section at the end of the story gives further instructions and the includes the Sanskrit name of the breath.
Not to be missed.

Patron comment on 31/07/2017

Not only a nice story for kids with cool animals, but also I noticed the kids (7 years and 4 years) using the crocodile breath themselves to calm them, including during getting a line put in at hospital. I would recommend!

Patron comment on 23/12/2014

Great lovely book. Would be a great resource for primary school teachers.

Patron comment on 29/09/2014

A yound adult found it "fun" and liked it.

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This book is excellent for teaching children how to control their anxiety with their breathing.

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Wonderful. Too much text?

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It gave me the idea of investigating yoga for my daughter but the book itself was....not great.

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very good book to read to children with ASD/anxiety

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Soooo lovely! A delightful introduction to yoga/breath and how effective they can be in dealing with stress.

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This is a great book for everyone, it could be used with children or it would be a great tool for those who support others. It has easy, practical techniques that everyone would love to learn to breathe and cope with anger, anxiety and tension. very highly recommended.

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My 5 and 3 year olds loved it - they had a lot of fun practising the breathing techniques

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Wonderful way of helping kids to understand their difficulties

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6 SLTs [Speech Language Therapists] looked through this book and we have now ordered a copy for this office. Just such a great resource.

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Fantastic book for using with kids - nicely and accessibly written.

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Fantastic book. My six year old was able to relate some of these techniques back to his psychologist

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My son said it is the best book he has got out from the library

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Seems like a really useful book. But perhaps a bit too repetitive as it was unable to hold my 5 year olds interest. Perhaps it is meant for an older age group. Apart from that I am so Impressed with your service and charity. Thank you so much!

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Excellent in every way - very easy for a 14 year old autistic child to understand and put into practice.

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So delightful! A great visual story to encourage therapeutic breathing.

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