Older children (ages 6-12) can relax with stories that introduce research-based stress management techniques. Written in a storytelling format allows children to follow the characters on a journey while they are introduced to the relaxation techniques of breathing, visualizing, muscle relaxation, and affirmations. These techniques teach kids to control anger, decrease anxiety, reduce stress and prepare for bedtime. This ‘book only package’ includes the 4 books from the Indigo Ocean Dreams Series. If you would like to have the stories in audio format you should consider the Older Children’s Relaxation Package or the Indigo Ocean Dreams CD or digital download as an add on product.
Older Kids Stress Management Package includes:
- Angry Octopus– a story that teaches children how to use progressive muscle relaxation and breathing techniques to calm down, lower stress, and control anger. Children relate to the angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows the octopus how to take a deep breath, calm down, and manage his anger. (paperback)
- Sea Otter Cove– a story that teaches children how to use diaphragmatic breathing to calm down, lower stress, and control anger. Children love to experience belly breathing with the playful sea otters and sea child. This self-calming breathing technique can help your child to self-soothe, relax, and manage anger. (paperback)
- Affirmation Weaver– A “believe in yourself” story designed to help children ages 6-12 boost self-esteem while decreasing stress and anxiety. Children love to turn self-doubt into self-belief. Children relate to the dolphin in this story as the sea creatures show him how to believe in himself. (paperback)
- Bubble Riding– A relaxation story, designed to help children ages 6-12 increase creativity while lowering stress and anxiety levels as they learn this fun visualization technique. A sea child and turtle take children on a bubble ride into the world of relaxation as they imagine filling and relaxing their bodies with the colors of the rainbow. (paperback)
Note to Parent:
Every child has a different emotional maturity, attention span, and need. While the stories are best suited for ages 6-12, do not let this be your primary reason for selecting. You know your child best and remember this is not about the reading level. The focus is on the actual techniques.