Author Andrew Newman’s Conscious Bedtime Stories are garnering industry accolades, including four Mom’s Choice Awards for Excellence Gold Medals.
Online PR News – 13-June-2017 – Boulder, Colorado – Colorado-based author Andrew Newman has published a growing series of children’s books called Conscious Bedtime Stories Club and his messages are both timely and highly relevant to today’s world dynamic. The book series, released only a few months ago, is already garnering public notice and industry accolades, including four Mom’s Choice Awards for Excellence Gold Medals for The Boy Who Searched for Silence, The Hug That Got Stuck, The Elephant Who Tried to Tiptoe, and The Laughing Witch, awarded in May, 2017.
A collection of bedtime picture book for kids ages 3 to 7, Newman’s conscious stories are experiential, beginning with asking the reader and listeners to enjoy easy breathing practices that soften the atmosphere and create connections. Each of his stories offers heroic characters who employ a heart- and value-based approach to exciting challenges. As the story
characters overcome difficult situations, young children learn a new social-emotional skill. Each story ends with an activity designed to bring awareness and integration about the themes and spiritual values the stories contain. The architecture of each story creates a unique yet significant opportunity for bonding between parents and children.
The book series, released in early January, is already garnering public notice and industry accolades, including four Mom’s Choice Awards for Excellence Gold Medals for The Boy Who Searched for Silence, The Hug That Got Stuck, The Elephant Who Tried to Tiptoe, and The Laughing Witch. CHOICE HERE.
Conscious Bedtime Stories include:
• The Fish Who Nearly Drowned in His Search for Water
• The Bee Who Could Not Choose His Flower
• The Tree of Goodness
• A Little Light
• The Dad Who Didn’t Know
• The Forgetful Elephant
• The Prayer Who Searched for God
• The Boy Who Searched for Silence
• The Laughing Witch
• The Elephant Who Tried to Tiptoe
• The Hug Who Got Stuck
“My stories are for families who recognize the wisdom of their children and want to nurture their spirituality, sense of oneness, and belonging to a larger global community. They are a tool for conscious parents to grow connection with their children through simple breathing exercises, meaningful characters and heart-centered activity pages,” noted Newman, a native South African now living in the Boulder area. “They are specially written and illustrated to make advanced spiritual concepts easily accessible and even more easily integrated into a child’s daily life.”
Andrew Newman is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing; he has been actively involved in men’s work through the Mankind Project since 2006. His additional portfolio of work includes publishing over 2500 donated poems as the PoemCatcher, volunteer coordination for Habitat for Humanity in South Africa and directing Edinburgh’s Festival of Spirituality and Peace. Newman’s Conscious Bedtime Story Club is a culmination of all of these areas of experience, intended to bring parent and child into deeper connection and spiritual union with each other.
“Conscious Bedtime Stories allow parents to ease into themselves so that they can open the space up for a deeper connection with their children at night," observed clinical psychologist Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family.
Added Newman, “Many of us longed for a deeper connection and greater understanding from our parents. Now I believe parents struggle to offer it to their kids. After all, no one is perfect. There will be times when we aren't as present as we mean to be, but no matter what happens throughout the day, we can always end on a positive note.” Newman observed that his work is based on the core premise that “every parent should consider making the last 20 minutes of their day with their children precious.”