Thinking Series

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Janette Costin

The Thinking Series is a set of 5 children's books.

Thinking About Support

How can we gain knowledge to move from fear and tension to finding support and trust within ourselves? The child in this story would love to ride a horse. There comes a time when he is ready to let go of the fear and decides to trust the support of his instructor. He sits in the saddle finding his balance. The horse moves forward from a horizontal spine and the boy moves up from his spine. He finds support in many ways. Letting the whole system within remain freely active

Thinking About Space

This story illustrates the way we can stiffen when focusing too intently on the end result.  The child in this story has lost his easy running when thinking only of the finish line.  When the child thinks about being in the centre of his space he is able to balance on his feet in an easier way.  Let children experience how “end gaining” can interfere with natural use. Take away the stiffening or tensing and re-gain a more balanced system.  Practice on a track and see what happens?  Experience the difference.

Thinking About Colour

This story illustrates the way we can stiffen when focusing too intently on the end result.  The child in this story has lost his easy running when thinking only of the finish line.  When the child thinks about being in the centre of his space he is able to balance on his feet in an easier way.  Let children experience how “end gaining” can interfere with natural use. Take away the stiffening or tensing and re-gain a more balanced system.  Practice on a track and see what happens?  Experience the difference.

Thinking Where I Am

This story is about knowing you have a choice between being present with yourself and what is going on or not? When is it appropriate to dream?  When is it more useful to know what is going on with yourself and the larger environment around you?  After all, how can you make choices if your mind is somewhere else?  As one child commented “it is now or never”.  If you know what is going on, there is a choice.  Experience the difference.

Thinking About A Smile

 This story is about being caught up with habitual worrying and how a new experience can bring about change.  The child finds it easier to speak after smiling at a funny picture.  It is a surprise response and alters the way he begins to speak.  Starting in this new way changes how he stands.  He is up and balanced on his feet.  It takes away the heavy feeling about reading in front of the class.  Children in a group could experience these changes.  Think of something a bit funny before starting to speak.  Discuss the difference.

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