Updated: Apr 29, 2020
(From Sounds True email of April 15, 2020)
Sounds True is providing a handful of free resources from their children's books that they've personally found to be comforting and helpful at this time. May these be of benefit to you and your families as well.
Book Reading Video
Eight-year-old Alyssa reads Julie Berry's Happy Right Now to teach us that the best way to be happy is to embrace the circumstances we find ourselves in every day.
Story Time Kit
Five heartwarming activities from author Sarah Jane Hinder that complement Hello, Sun! A Yoga Sun Salutation to Start Your Day—including sunshine stones, a journal, and coloring pages.
Creative Craft Activity
Join the paper doll movement from Emily's Idea by Christine Evans to spread a message of love, connection, and acceptance. Includes a template to make your own paper doll chain.
Author Instructional Video
When you're mad or worried or can't wake up in the morning, what can you do? Author Mariam Gates leads kids through six exercises from Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy.
Story Time Kit
For any child who has lost someone they love, My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon is a tale of healing and hope. Author Angie Lucas offers six compassionate activities to support children facing grief.
Sounds True children's books plant the seeds of mindfulness, compassion, kindness, self-care, and other personal growth skills that will benefit our little ones for a lifetime. Visit soundstruekids.com for more resources. Also, if you follow them on Facebook, keep an eye out for their Facebook Live Story Time events with their children's book authors.