Sea Otter Cove is a story that teaches children how to use relaxation breathing know as ‘diaphragmatic breathing’ to calm down, lower stress, and control negative emotions or anger. Children love to experience relaxation breathing with the playful sea otters and sea child in this story. This self-calming, research-based breathing technique can help your child to self-soothe, relax, and manage emotions.
Diaphragmatic breathing along with other forms of relaxation breathing can have a positive impact on your child’s health. Focused breathing can lower stress and anxiety levels. Using breathing to calm down can be used to decrease pain and anger. Delightful characters and this easy breathing exercise will encourage your child to slow down, relax, and fall asleep peacefully. If you enjoyed the classic A Boy and a Bear for younger children, you will love Sea Otter Cove. This story is ideal for older children or those with a longer attention span.
Sea Otter Cove is also featured on the Indigo Ocean Dreams Audio/CD. It is also available in several eBook formats.
Note to Parent:
Breathing is a simple and effective relaxation and anger management technique. It is usually the first technique therapists and yoga experts will teach for calming the mind and body. Learning to breathe in this way can change your child’s life. Breathing can become a tool your child can access at any time and any place. 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.
“This child-friendly adventure is beautifully illustrated and loved by children of all ages. Sea Otter Cove teaches children a powerful breathing technique, which helps children to slow down and focus in this fast paced and over-stimulating world. The techniques are easy to use anywhere!” – Melissa C. Fedosh, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Children’s Yoga Teacher, and Mother