World Book Day and Wellbeing
Today is World Book Day. Reading is a fabulous way to nurture your wellbeing. Time away from the stresses of life with a good book is great to free ourselves of the pressures and stresses of everyday life.
Treat yourself (and build it into your weekly routine) to a good book and celebrate World Book Day with time for yourself. There’s still time to get a copy of “The 4 Pillar Plan” by Dr Rangan Chatterjee or take time to read my 4 pillars blogs which can be found in the good news section of the SAS website by clicking here.
Reading gives your brain a break and allows you to see beyond the immediate. It gives you time for reflection and planning for you, your life and your wellbeing. Make World Book Day more than just a day for children and reading. Use it as a chance to create yourself some space for your wellbeing.
It would be great if World Book Day became the start of a wellbeing journey for pupils too. Below are some book ideas for use in the classroom and make a great start for your pupil wellbeing library.
This book explains how to focus the mind and find calm for primary aged pupils. It is a basic introduction to mindfulness with some good ideas about developing mindfulness with this age group.
This book is an introductory level guide for primary aged children to the principles of yoga. It provides you with clear guides to basic stretches which are useful for teachers with little or no experience of yoga.
A lovely book which has had an impact on many young lives. When children can’t understand why they feel the way they do through the death of a pet for example, this book carefully and sensitively explains why we have the feelings that we do.
Utilising the well know hungry caterpillar, this book provides basic coping ideas for young children and discusses feelings and emotions in a very basic way.
In terms of adults and teenagers, have a look at the “Brilliant” books by Andy Cope on his website, the Art of Brilliance.