Welcome to Mindful Monkey Magazine!
If you want to enhance and grow your relationship with a young child and you are curious about how practicing mindfulness can benefit your family, you’re in the right place!
The creators of Mindful Monkey Magazine have extensive backgrounds in mindfulness and early childhood development and created this magazine to provide opportunities for parents to connect with their children in a fun and simple way. Inside you will find pages for parents, pages for children, and pages for parents and children to explore together.
With over 40 pages of stunning artwork printed on 70lb., 100% recycled paper, Mindful Monkey Magazine will be a treasured keepsake for your family to look back on when your little monkey isn't so little anymore.
Meet Pobs & Moxie!
Naturally curious, children love to connect with and learn from animal characters. To help us on our journey, we are delighted to introduce our monkey friends, Pobs and Moxie. We chose monkeys as we felt that these animals connect naturally to the playfulness of childhood and to the endearing names we sometimes call young children.
Each issue will feature a children's story where Pobs teaches Moxie a mindfulness practice to respond to an issue that arises. Moxie and Pobs are featured throughout the magazine and introduce mindfulness practices, reflections and activities in a fun and engaging way. Pobs offers helpful tips for parents on ways of approaching the activities that encourage and support connection with their children.
Pobs and Moxie are represented as gender-neutral to ensure that our content always remains inclusive.
"I love the way Melanie Viglas and Sara Marlowe have extended the metaphor of the "monkey mind" into this charming magazine, teaching young children and their parents essential skills for managing our tricky minds. The exercises are simply delightful - easy to read and fun to do - with endearing illustrations. I especially appreciate how the exercises engage both parents and children in a shared learning experience. Looking forward to the next issue!"
Christopher Germer, Ph.D
Author, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
Co-developer, Mindful Self-Compassion training
"With cheerful, engaging writing and illustrations, Sara Marlowe and Melanie Viglas have created a much appreciated new offering for families. With pictures to color, activities to play, and lessons to learn (for both parents and children!), Mindful Monkey Magazine is a true mindfulness activity book that the whole family can enjoy together.”
Susan Kaiser Greenland,
Author, Mindful Games, The Mindful Child,
and the audio program Mindful Parent, Mindful Child.