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How the last 20 minutes before bedtime can help you raise resilient children

17 September 2019 2:57 PM
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Child development
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Azania speaks to children's book author Andrew Newman on the impact of reading and reinforcing positive feelings for children.

Children's book author Andrew Newman says the last 20 minutes before bedtime are a key moment for preparing young minds for a good night's rest which in turn cultivates positive feelings of self-belief.

For the past five years, Newman has been deliberate in his approach to conscious learning through beautifully illustrated picturebooks with wondrous characters.

His books are designed to create closer connections between caregivers and children while teaching children core values and life skills to deal with negative feelings and challenges.

If we want to create togetherness, then the fastest way to do that is through shared breathing and that is why the start of each story we have four simple breaths....

Andrew Newman, Children's book author

In my stories we have got these heroic characters and they have heartfelt victories over challenges we are all going to face.

Andrew Newman, Children's book author

Five of the children’s books that he has written will now be available in South Africa from this month

Click on the link below to hear the full conversation...


17 September 2019 2:57 PM
Tags:
Books reading
Child development
chidlren

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