Upside Down Books is the brand-new children’s imprint of independent publisher Trigger Publishing. Upside Down publishes fiction and non-fiction books for children which encourage conversation around mental health and wellbeing. Their titles promote positivity, emotional intelligence and mindfulness for children, whilst being beautiful, age-appropriate and, most of all…enjoyable!
What is mindfulness?
So what is mindfulness? It’s something that we love to practise and has a positive effect on our lives. It involves paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – all of which can improve your mental wellbeing.
My Mindful Journal and My Feelings Journal
I love to give my children books which will help encourage them to talk about their feelings. Sometimes it can be difficult for children to talk about the things which bother them, which is why we were delighted to review My Mindful Journal and My Feelings Journal. These are designed for readers and writers aged 12 and over, to journey on a path towards mindfulness or to discover their feelings.
The interiors are comprised of designed journal pages, affirmations, guided lists, inspirational quotes and doodles for colouring in. The covers are lovely and neutral which means they would make a great gift for a boy or girl. although they have been designed for children aged 12 and over I can imagine that both my children (aged 8 and 9) would find these easy to use. The prompts are helpful but there is lots of space to jot down thoughts and feelings.
My Mindful Journal and My Feelings Journal are published this month by Ups!de Down Books, priced £9.9 each. Later this year they are releasing similar books for a younger audience. It’ll Be Ok: My Feelings Activity Book and Chill Out: My Mindfulness Activity Book are for ages 5-8 and priced £7.99. These are fun activity books focusing on feelings, tailored especially for children with a fantastic range of engaging and meaningful activities including puzzles, colouring, doodling and stickers.