What would be childhood without dreams? These are not experiences we like to remember later: how do we sit on an old oak tree with legs hanging out and recreate imaginary Indians? Or wait in the fort under Grandma’s kitchen table to attack the knights? But some children find it difficult to get out of their imaginary world – they have trouble concentrating at school and their thoughts are constantly wandering.
Story “Lotte, are you dreaming again?” She is addressed by psychologists Stephanie Ritzler and Fabian Grolimund. Rabbit girl, Lotte, is one of the dream dancer children. Again and again he gets into trouble at home and school as he gets lost in daydreams and therefore only acts slowly and not particularly carefully. Her friends, bear Frida and duck Merley, cling to Lotte, but she is becoming increasingly desperate. Because she doesn’t know exactly what to do when you tell her: “Meditate!”
She then meets Sakiba, the old she-wolf in the forest, who teaches him the “wolf eye”. With a lot of practice, she finally manages to focus her thoughts entirely on one task. In an exciting adventure, she can immediately apply the technique successfully.
Lotte bags can help
“Lotte’s Trick Box” has several other concentration exercises and practical suggestions for distracted children at the end of the book, including “Uncle Louis’ if-then plan” and “Rabbit-like homework tricks”. Also: a summary of the scientific background for adults and a comprehensive list of literature.
As a reader you can hardly help but put yourself in the shoes of a cute rabbit girl. The love of the story and the non-discourse nature also gives you a good feeling that dreaming is very valuable and there are not many possibilities to achieve your goal.
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