"A Boy and a Turtle is a wonderful addition to our bedtime routine. My kids love the rainbow and the fact they are just tickled that turtle is copying the boy as they learn to relax. My son said that the colors make him feel happy and my daughter wants to read it again. I personally feel my own stress levels drop as I read the story to them. The author takes a difficult concept (visualizing or imagining) and makes it simple. I have even reminded them to copy the turtle when we are in the car and things are getting loud. It works. Great stress management tool!"
"This combination of breathing exercises and visualization of colors provides an effective and creative way to explore relaxation with your child"
Dr. Jodi DiNatale, School Psychologist
"A Boy and A Turtle" is the easiest, most effective way I have found to help children relax. ...an excellent way for children to manage stress, anxiety and fears."
Children love to visualize or imagine filling their bodies with the colors of the rainbow.
This effective stress-management technique also known as guided imagery is widely accepted and used by both traditional and holistic communities. This gentle but powerful technique stimulates the imagination. Visualization can have a positive impact on your health, creativity and performance. It can lower stress and anxiety levels. It can be used to decrease pain and anger.
The colorful imagery in this story quiets the mind and relaxes the body so your child can manage stress and fall asleep peacefully. Relax with colors!