Spring 2022

Mindful Writing

From the Series The Art of Mindfulness

In this book, early fluent readers will learn how writing can help us focus, examine emotions, and increase mindfulness. Step-by-step instructions help readers write poetry, record thoughts and observations in a nature journal, and practice gratitude and mindfulness by creating a journaling habit. 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 writing. Includes helpful hints, sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Mindful Writing is part of Jump!'s The Art of Mindfulness series.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category New!, SEL
Subject SEL, Social Studies
Copyright 2022
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Blue Owl Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2022-01-01
BISACS JNF029010, JNF029060, JNF024130
Dewey 808.02
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 540
Guided Reading Level H
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


SLJ Review of Mindful Cooking

Moving beyond deep breaths and yoga mats, these titles incorporate mindfulness practices into common middle grade activities like dancing and crafting. It is a clever expansion that builds on a secular understanding of mindfulness and its uses in daily activities to boost mental health.

Readers are encouraged to explore the way they think about daily activities in a deeper way, using specific applications tied to the titular activities. A range of real photographs of children in these books model the ideas present throughout.

VERDICT: These titles make a good addition to public libraries looking to expand their current mindfulness collections to include concrete applications for exploring readers.

Author: Stephanie Finne

Illustrator: N/A

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Mindful Writing - The Art of Mindfulness

Help readers develop these skills by learning to tune into their minds and put their thoughts on paper. Mindful writing can help readers slow down, focus, and reflect on their feelings. View available downloads →