Children’s Author Elchanan Ogorek on “The Present is a Gift”

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Children’s Author and Social Worker Elchanan Ogorek on Mindfulness for kids and his Picture Book “The Present is a Gift”

Hello everyone,

It is with great honor that we introduce you to Elchanan Ogorek, an author and social worker with a passion for teaching people, especially children the importance of embracing the positive side of life. His first book A’s B’s C’s Oh My! provides fun and informative facts about animals in simple way children can appreciate and understand.

Elchanan is joining us today to talk about his second book The Present Is a Gift teaches children focus and mindfulness through the observation of mindful animals practicing yoga. Tune in to learn more about Elchanan and his book!



Here’s some information about Elchanan Ogorek

Elchanan OgorekElchanan is an author and social worker with a passion for teaching people, especially children the importance of; embracing the positive side of life, living in the moment and, having a happy, positive attitude. Elchanan discovered the rewards of yoga and mindfulness some years ago. Over the years, he has fully embraced yoga as a positive exercise. He has embraced mindfulness to achieve balanced living and a deeper appreciation for things. His discovery has helped him in raising his children to be attentive, appreciative and mindful of people, animals and things around them. This discovery also inspired in him, a desire to help people live with meaning from day to day.

Elchanan is a devoted father to his two sons, Leo and Oliver and loves to spend his downtime with his boys.

Finally, Where Can We Find Elchanan Ogorek Online?




More about The Present is a Gift 

The Present is a Gift The Present is a Gift is a children’s picture book that takes us on a journey to achieve mindfulness. Readers are transported from a classroom out into nature to observe animals in yoga poses and practicing mindfulness. Children will enjoy the illustrations and learn to live in the moment, reduce stress and build confidence. Included in the book is a kid-friendly mindfulness guide that learners of all ages will love.


The Present Is a Gift is available for purchase on Amazon!


In this episode, Elchanan answers the following questions

  • Tell us about your latest book The Present Is a Gift and where the idea came from?
  • What’s the journey been like between writing your first ever children’s book and now The Present Is a Gift?
  • One of the most striking things about The Present Is a Gift is that it teaches mindfulness to kids through the interesting facts about animals. Why did you choose to write your book in that format?
  • Tell us what inspires you to write…
  • For those who haven’t read your other books, can you tell us a little about it?
  • What are you currently working on and where can people find you online?


Thank you,  Elchanan for joining us, and for sharing your wonderful insights with us!


Elchanan Ogorek is a gem, is he not? Be sure to check out her book The Present Is a Gift and stay tuned for the next edition of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast!


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