Reviews for Cool Relaxing : Healthy & Fun Ways to Chill Out


Booklist Reviews 2012 October #1
These days everyone is stressed out, even the littles: Piano lessons. Homework. Hanging out with friends. Your life can get very busy! Sometimes that's overwhelming. Enter this hodgepodge of activities and techniques to achieve zen calm. The suggestions in this Cool Health and Fitness title are all over the place--cooking, running, reading, baths, even cleaning--but that's the unspoken truth: whatever pleasantly distracts you does the trick. Eight activities are given step-by-step attention, including yoga, stretching, making a lavender pillow, and meditation (When you are ready, scrunch up all the muscles in your face. Hold it for 10 seconds. Then relax). The colorful scrapbook design is on the busy side for a book about relaxation, but all that structure is just what some worriers need. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring
This book relates the importance of relaxation and avoiding stress, while offering ideas for doing so (e.g., instructions for yoga poses, directions for making a lavender pillow). Introductory pages explain how to prepare for the activities; a final page urges readers to keep a health journal. Full-color photos show kids chilling out. Glos., ind.

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