This book introduces kids to a meditation routine where they are asked to close their eyes, take deep breaths and join an imaginary friend, Lolli, who takes them on whimsical journeys. The book sets the stage for creative thinking and opens a pathway for children to tune into their own resourceful minds to solve their problems. The author lists many common childhood worries but also mentions this can be used even when a child doesn’t have that specific problem. I think it’s great to make such meditation habits a routine so kids have this valuable tool to put to use when required.
While the book is mainly intended as a bedtime routine, I feel this will be useful in classrooms too. The creative exercises in the book trigger children to use all their senses. While it may come naturally to some kids, these exercises are a wonderful resource to engage all senses when imagining things. It is not just what you can see but what you can hear, feel, touch, and smell too.
I feel this book should be introduced early on and can see this working so well with my three-year-old niece. Younger kids may need pauses in the story and may not sit through a whole routine as intended. But it’s a great way to support their already wild imaginations.