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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Lena is a happy child. It is very easy for anyone to be happy. Lena sees beauty in the world and finds it colorful. She knows she can do many things with her hands, like counting and waving at her friends, and Lena thinks it is amazing to be able to do that. Lena feels happy knowing she can touch things. She can feel the air, the cold in winter, and the heat in summer. She also feels the warmth hugging her from inside and it is like a shining pink balloon of light and happiness. Lena shows readers how to find that shining pink balloon of happiness. Let us join Lena and discover the shining pink balloon of happiness that is inside us and be happy always.
Lena's Happiness Secrets: Mindful Moments and Meditation with Your Kid by Nilay Erdem is a wonderful book to introduce children to mindfulness and meditation in an interesting way. The visualization exercises and connecting with the inner self have been explained in a way that makes it easy for children to understand and practice, and also for parents to explain it to their children in an adorable way. The illustrations are beautiful and they will captivate readers with their positivity and the concept. It is a good story to help children grow up as happy and confident human beings, to appreciate and be grateful for the things they have and to be more aware and observant of their surroundings.
The four simple mindful exercises at the end of the book will help children understand and practice mindfulness easily. Lena's Happiness Secrets by Nilay Erdem is definitely a good tool for parents and tutors to read out loud to children in storytelling sessions at homes and in classrooms to help them connect with their inner selves and appreciate the beauty in their surroundings in a fun and interactive way.