Grow with Me Poetry


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$17.95  $16.69
Belle Isle Books
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6.14 X 9.21 X 0.57 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author

Bridgette Fowler is a mother of two adult children and retired audiologist who forever holds a specialplace in her heart for the little ones her children once were and the little ears she worked with over threedecades. Through their trials and tribulations, achievements and joys, she nurtured her intuitive connection with the curiosity of children, as well as the fears they quash during their impromptu bouts of silliness.Born into a family of educators, Bridgette embraced the notion that to read is to learn. As an author, she addended that belief to include that to write is to facilitate a learning opportunity. The caveat is that often learning opportunities are better digested when disguised in colorful and engaging costumes.Bridgette is a proponent and practitioner of mindfulness. Being ever amazed by the extraordinary benefits of a single, slow, deep breath, she imparts this wisdom in a fashion that benefits all those who read her words. Imaginative learning opportunities, kindness, and attention to inner calmness are at the heart of her writing. Read to imagine, then write, and above all, know that every word matters.


"What a beautiful introduction to mindfulness and creativity for caregivers and children to cultivate together!"

--Dr. Christopher Willard, faculty at Harvard Medical School and author of Alphabreaths

"Among the many wonderful mindfulness books for children, Grow with Me Poetry is a rare gem! Whimsical poems employ humor and rhyme to encourage children to develop self-awareness, understand their feelings, and appreciate the beauty in the world around them. Thoughtful questions and activities and enticements for journaling and drawing will help both novice and expert introduce mindfulness to children as a way of life. As someone who grew up reading and writing poetry as a part of family activities, I personally loved Fowler's focus on facilitating the relationship and connection between older and younger generations through poetry. This unique collection will be treasured by parents, caregivers, teachers, therapists, and all the children in their lives."

--Vivian Sisskin, Clinical Professor, Dept. of Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland

"Grow with Me Poetry is an ingenious pairing of the lilting rhythm of rhyme with the practice of mindfulness. Research has evidenced the far-reaching impact of mindfulness for social and emotional wellbeing. When well taught and regularly practiced, mindfulness has been shown to help improve mood, self-esteem, self-regulation, and behavior. What better way to teach mindfulness than through the art of poetry! The poems generate curiosity, while encouraging open mindedness, gratitude, and appreciation. Learning and practicing mindfulness throughout the book serves to enhance the appreciation of poetry, and the developing love of the poems will encourage the mastering of mindfulness. A 'win-win' for sure."

--Kathleen V. O'Keefe, licensed clinical social worker and private practitioner specializing in the behavioral healthcare of children and adolescents

"As we face unprecedented incidences of stress, anxiety, and depression among our children, Grow with Me Poetry provides parents and educators alike with a timely and gentle response. What a special gift! With her creative and unique combination of mindfulness and poetry, Bridgette Fowler's Grow with Me Poetry offers an easy-to-use, heartwarming, and fun way to move beyond the sense of separation increasingly experienced by today's young people."

--Richard TenEyck, former superintendent, former Assistant Commissioner of Education (NJ)