Turn Your Arghs Into Oms! with Monkey Mind Pirates. They sent me their CD & workbook a couple of months ago to try out. Just now getting time to check it out…… SO much fun! Kids love pirates and “monkey mind pirates” is such a fun analogy that they will be able to relate to 🙂
Monkey Mind Pirates tells the story of a sea captain’s search for the legendary Waters of Calm. As Cap’n Fitz sets sail, he confronts stressors common among children—including doubt, anxiety, and distraction—all represented by the unruly Monkey Mind Pirates. The Pirates board Cap’n Fitz’s ship and wreak havoc until he discovers basic principles of yoga that guide him to manage stress and regain peace.
Perfect for use at home, in the classroom, or in childcare settings, each Monkey Mind Pirates CD includes:
- 8 catchy, original songs full of humor, drama, and calm
- 3 Trading cards featuring the Monkey Mind Pirates, identifying each Monkey’s stress-causing behavior and simple techniques for taming them
- Step-by-step instructions to make a shadow puppet monkey
- Kid-friendly mindfulness exercises and bonus chime track
“Monkey Mind” is a popular yoga phrase to describe when the brain swings from thought to thought, unable to focus. Simple techniques of breathing, visualization, and movement can clear distraction, quiet the mind and bring a sense of peace. Sail into the “waters of calm” with Cap’n Fitz as he discovers the secrets of taming the Monkey Mind Pirates!
Hear samples on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/monkey-mind-pirates/sets/monkey-mind-pirates/
My faves are “Monkey Mind Pirates” (track 6), “Sea Monkey Do” (track 7) & “Om, Mateys” (track 8) 🙂
A couple of examples from inside the 32-page workbook:
Buy the CD at: http://www.zpuppets.org/store/monkey-mind-pirates-CD or on Amazon.
Buy the mp3 download version on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Monkey-Mind-Pirates/dp/B004ZR49YW/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0
Buy the Workbook at: http://www.zpuppets.org/store/Monkey-Mind-Pirates-Workbook
** Updated ordering info as of 6/15/15: I contacted the company via Facebook messaging and received the following reply:
We are sorry for the technical difficulties with our website. We are happy to take orders over the phone or email for anyone still interested in purchasing a workbook. Please have them call Managing Director, Kathleen Conroy at 612-724-1435 x6 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are my own.
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
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