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Monkey Mind Pirates CD Review!

Monkey Mind Pirates CD Review!

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Ahoy Mateys! It’s time to set sail with the Z Puppets Rosenschnoz aboard the S.S. Cerebellum in search of the Legendary Waters of Calm….But, beware the Monkey Mind Pirates who threaten to steer the ship off course and invade your mind, clouding it with depression, distraction, and anxiety. Winston, Ansel, and Lady Bronte may look like sweet monkeys, but Cap’n Fitz must find out if he will give into the monkey mind pirates, or if he can sail away and find the calm he needs to stay the course! Will he “stand on the deck in the middle of the storm, or sink to the bottom of the sea?”

This Minnesota based puppet company has turned their popular puppet show into a delightful cd for children that combines music, puppets, and the basics of yoga to “navigate the story seas of stress.” Recognizing the fear and anxiety so many children are facing in today’s culture, Z Puppets Rosenschnoz sought to create an adventure aboard the high seas that would use a fun and whimsical approach to teach kids real strategies for achieving calm and squelching worry, sadness, and distraction.

In my opinion, this cd is ideally suited for children in grades 2 through 5, although younger children will enjoy the whimsical characters, fun songs, and overall pirate theme. My daughter has enjoyed listening to this cd and my son will go for anything that has to do with pirates. As a former teacher, I can see teachers using this cd in the classroom to teach students strategies for calming down, and gaining control of their thoughts and fears. This cd provides a lot of opportunity for rich discussion with your children…What a powerful message is conveyed in this cd…so many teachable moments could arise out of simply singing along to fun songs in the car!

Your child will be introduced to several practical, everyday strategies they can use when the “monkey mind pirates” of doubt, worry, and fear invade their mind. Children are encouraged to embrace calm when their own “monkey mind pirates” take over. In the song, “Sea Monkey Do”, kids are encouraged to listen, breathe, slow down, and release. I love the line that, “stillness will lead to satisfaction.” Teaching our children to stop and slow down…to be still…to quiet the voices that would love to tell them “they’ll never win” , “they’re no good,” etc. etc….what a victory…Bravo to the Z Puppets Rosenschnoz for using creative puppets, fun music, silly characters, and comedy to convey such an important message to our children.


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  1. This would be wonderful! I have struggled with anxiety, and find yoga helps so much. I’d love to have some tools to help make sure the kids don’t experience the difficulties I have.

  2. I like you on Facebook.

  3. I would love to find a way to introduce my boys to yoga!

    I already follow you on Facebook and Twitter.

  4. I like CD’s for stories. A great something on MY busy days, that isn’t TV.

  5. I would love to win this for my niece who loves puppet shows.

  6. Would LOVE this for my son who deals with at only 4 a lot of anxiety. This sounds so awesome.

  7. I follow you on Facebook.

  8. I liked Z puppets on Facebook.

  9. I’d love to win this because my son loves listening to CDs!

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  10. Like you on Facebook as Meandering Matt.

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  11. Like Z Puppets Rosenschnoz on Facebook.

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  12. Follow zpuppets on twitter. matt0701

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  14. looks like fun for the kids and I

  15. My daughter is very musical and LOVES to listen to music, we are going to be getting her a cd player for Christmas and I am trying to get her some CD’s to go with it – for her bedroom. She will be seven and as she listens to music every waking moment I think this would be perfect for her!

  16. This would be fun to keep in the car!

  17. i would love the opportunity to provide teaching experiences to my two boys. Also, pirates Rock!
    What a fun cd!

  18. i follow chasingsupermom on twitter (shireethielbar)

  19. I’m always looking for new creative things for my kids. Love it!

  20. I would love to win for my granddaughter

  21. I follow Zpuppets on twitter

  22. I follow you on twitter

  23. to help to eNtertain kids during summer break

  24. “Like Chasing Supermom” on Facebook.
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  25. “Like” Z Puppets Rosenschnoz on Facebook/letesshaw

  26. Follow @chasingsupermom on Twitter/dahliamomma

  27. Sign up for the Z Puppets mailing list!

  28. i would love to win this cd because i love music

  29. I would love to share this with my children, and I think I would enjoy this too.

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