Sit still by Karishma Madhubani and Suzanne Rebello
I am super excited to write a review for these authors who are my friends. I wasn’t aware of this talent @ karishma
The book ‘Sit Still’ is about Viji – a tot who finds peace in movement – physical activities like jumping, swinging etc which her parents get upset with.
Viji, in this book is lucky to have a dance teacher who gives her an opportunity to move around and brings out her potential. At the end of the book she is appreciated which makes her parents understand that Viji is inclined towards dance.
It is an enjoyable read for me and my girl because well, my girl is not super charged for physical activity all the time but she does jump around and roll on the floor many times. She could relate to a lot of instances where Viji’s parents and teachers ask her to stop jumping around just like I keep telling her many times during the day. My bad 🤗
Additionally the book has a message for parents like me – to obviously understand their children ; some children especially boys find peace or mindfulness in moving around constantly and it is completely OK. There is nothing to be corrected about such a child. A good way to deal with this is to involve them in physical activity like dance or yoga.
I also like that the book is of Indian origin and Viji is an Indian character.