Parents Yummy Me Feels So Good is a great way to explore and play with feelings together with your children. There are animal pictures that children can enjoy and talk about. This is a beautiful way for your children to make friends with their feelings and learn how to “play” with them. It’s also a way to encourage us to keep remembering and returning to positive and nurturing feelings and memories. This creates healthy neural networks in our brains. Something as simple as remembering an animal or happy feeling can change our whole body chemistry. We can anchor happy feelings and memories by remembering them and “replaying” them to strengthen our “Happy Muscles” When we were young feelings came and went quickly and didn’t “stick” so much. A simple belly laugh could easily erase feelings then and bring us back to joy and wonder. and gratitude for just being alive. Watch as a child loses him or herself with an insect, animal, small pebble. or even a faraway star. They are lost in the feeling of wonder and joy. We can all learn to remember that as our natural state of happiness.
“Lion I AM validates and assists children to experience emotions in a conscious manner — essential to learning and gaining self-knowledge. Scientific research has demonstrated that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships. Yummy Me Feels So Good will help you and your child learn to be “Lions of Love,” to consciously choose and express effectively what you are feeling. Being watchful and strong like the Lion brings acceptance and maturity in the ever changing world of feelings. Then everyone can share this “feeling of magic” and joy with others.” Harold H Bloomfield MD
N.Y. Times bestselling author
Targeted Age Group:: 2-12
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Yummy Me is a genius way of helping children immediately connect with the world of emotions through enchanting animal friends. The images and words are so simple and therefore can be grasped by children and adults of all ages. The inquisitive nature of the book prompts self-reflection in the reader and can easily open up space for a dialogue about emotions between an adult and a child, all the while being playfully disguised as animal talk. The children I have shared this book with laugh and grimace as they flip through the pages, mirroring the emotions they feel on the pages. Yummy Me is a great doorway to explore the sometimes difficult arena of emotions, both for children, teachers and parents. Rather than labeling certain emotions as “good” or “bad”, these emotions simply get space to be as they are, and encourage the reader to remember that they too will pass.
Underneath the tree lies Lion I am Me. He's king of all the passing Me's. Not much bothers Lion I am Me.
He relaxes in his yummy place watching all the passing Me's.
All these feelings come and go, but Lion I am stays on to watch and enjoy the show!
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The author Lion I Am Dan lives on a beautiful island with lots of trees and animals. He likes quiet spaces in nature just like his animal friends. He enjoys talking to the turtles, dolphins and whales when they're around him.
Like the Lion he enjoys relaxing in nature and listening to the sounds of the birds and animals and that of the wind in the trees and bamboos. He especially loves walking along the beach by the ocean surf.
Lion I Am draws and writes and loves music.
One of his favorite things is swimming in the strong waves in the ocean.
He loves playing with children and animals. They help him laugh at all his passing
Me’s and his funny moods. The children and animals remind him to be grateful
for his life here on this beautiful Earth. On a good day he's like the relaxed
watchful lion who watches things from his resting place of Self love and wonder.
He loves to visit with teachers and children who read the Lion I Am books together and share their feelings
and playfulness together. The animals at Funny Bird Productions sometimes takes messages for Lion I Am but it takes forever since they all really enjoy playing around and relaxing. Some people call this "island time" Sometimes though grabbing a ripe banana off a nearby tree and smiling at a passerby can be the most important tasks for our day .
The mop top birds who sing "All there is is Love, Love is all there is. Love is all there is, All you need is Love" know what is important. They are very smart and happy birds.