Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 11:09 am

Ahead this year has definitely had the makings of an Anthony Burgess novel No one could have imagined life changing so drastically, so quickly with no sign of things ever becoming ‘normal’ again. 

While the adults try to figure things out and get back on top of our old routines in a new world. The children seem ok, but arming them with a few tricks to ease their anxiety or recognise their feelings for what they are can’t be a bad idea. 

Restock the kid’s bookshelves with these awesome finds that are good for their mental health too.

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No Worries! Mindful Kids

Anxiety can creep up on you when you least expect it and it can also be hard to figure out what to do. 

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This book of fun activities gives kids activities that will pull them away from a situation that is possibly making them anxious and help them think of something else and possibly calm their anxieties so they can figure out their thoughts calmly.

No Worries! Mindful Kids R405,

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My Many Coloured Days

Feelings and emotions can be complicated. There is so much more to it than just being happy or sad feelings aren’t black and white, there are grey and so many other colours and you don’t always feel them one at a time…

This can be a fun lesson to learn especially in the word and words of Dr Seus. 

My Many Coloured Days R159,

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Pink is for boys

The idea of what girls and boys do, what boys like and what girls like have been pulverised. 

Each child has their likes and dislikes and is free to drift towards their own preferences without the heavy burden of social norms… 

The problem is not everyone is hip to the new normal and many people still give children with ‘expected preferences’. 

Prepare your little person to know and feel normal even if the people around them think their preferences are a little weird.

Pink is for boys R309, Exclusive Books