How an awesome kids book teaches us how to slow down and appreciate the little things

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 24 October 2017

13 mins

Meg McKinlay is a mum of two and the award winning author of the awesome picture book Ten Tiny Things. It's a story about slowing down, taking stock, and noticing the little things in life.

Meg opens up about what inspired the book, how we can be mindful, and how important it is to let our kids explore the world around them.

Ten Tiny Things is our Story of The Week. You can catch it every night at 5pm AEDT on your digital radio, online or in the free Kinderling app.

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