Words matter--we can use them to lift others up or break them down.
Do you want your child to discover the powerful impact of their words?
Help your child make mindful choices about the way they speak to others and about themselves with this charming narrative. The Power in Words reminds children that they have the ability to choose their words and actions. Through rhyme and thought-provoking illustrations, readers will explore engaging scenes to help them consider the way broken promises, gossip, and unkind words impact others. Children will be inspired to use their voices to create more beauty, love, and peace in their lives.
"If we all put in effort to be a bit kinder,
our actions will spread and become a reminder,
that our words have the power to make someone's day.
We can lift others up with the words that we say!"
Confident self-talk will increase your child's emotional resilience, self-worth, and happiness.
Your child's self-worth will soar as they explore ways their words can spread love and kindness to others. Readers will learn to speak compassionately about themselves and develop confidence with empowering affirmations, or "I am" statements.
Written by an elementary school librarian to support the emotional well-being of young readers, The Power in Words will sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books like: I am Enough by Grace Byers, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud, Speak Up by Miranda Paul, and Seeds and Trees by Brandon Walden.
- Additional content includes: Kindness for Others, Affirmations, and Child & Caregiver Discussion Starters.
- Parents and educators: find free downloadable resources to accompany this book at meaghanaxel.com.
- The Power in Words is a wonderful book for the classroom or home-- perfect for boys and girls ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 and Grades PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
About the Author
Meaghan Axel is a grown-up who has probably asked many children to find the purpose of countless stories during her career as an English teacher. However, her favorite moments in the classroom have always been the ones filled with shared, spontaneous laughter and amusement. Meaghan is now an elementary school librarian on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is probably chuckling over a silly story right now. Meaghan loves yoga, nature, meditation, and humor--especially when it is shared with her husband and daughter. Look for Axel's Powerful Me children's book series, which inspires children to make mindful choices to improve their self-esteem and relationships. Meaghan hopes her books will help children giggle, grow, and bond with others.
Michelle Simpson is a Professional Canadian illustrator. She graduated from Sheridan College with a BAA in illustration and now works as a freelance illustrator. Michelle has written and illustrated Monsters In My House and Night Festival. She has also worked as a concept artist for children's tv shows Ollie: The Boy Who Became What He Ate: Season 2, and Tee and Mo. Most of her inspiration comes from nature and folklore.
"A sweet and simple reminder of the power words can do to help or harm."
--Christopher Willard PsyD, author of Alphabreaths
"Sweet verses teach children about the importance of what we say to each other and to ourselves. Both timely and relevant, The Power in Words opens the door to teaching this crucial lifelong skill to little ones. This resource is perfect for parents and educators who want to support the teaching of mindful and kind speech."
--Wendy O'Leary, Co-Author of Breathing Makes It Better and Mindfulness Educator