It’s release day for the first two books in my Mindfulness Moments for Kids Series!
Mindfulness Moments for Kids: Breathe Like a Bear will help children learn to control their breath and soothe themselves slowly to sleep, just like a cozy, hibernating bear. Mindfulness Moments for Kids: Listen Like an Elephant helps young children practice focus and attention, both steps to healthy self-awareness. And these fun, easy-to-follow exercises can be performed anywhere: in the backseat of a car, at home, or in line at the store!
Beautifully illustrated by Anni Betts, and adapted from my original book Breathe like a Bear—a collection of mindful moments and exercises for kids ages 3-8—this board book series is the first of its kind, and is the perfect tool to help young children and their grownups develop a fun and consistent mindfulness practice.
“Just like adults, kids are easily distracted and quite often, they’re unaware of their circumstances….that can lead to difficulties for children, like managing their emotions or trouble controlling their behavior.
Research shows mindfulness skills benefit kids’ brains and improve their behavior. Their attention spans improve, they enjoy better mental health, and they become more resilient to stress.” —Amy Morin, LCSW, “11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids”
Um, with these proven benefits, shouldn’t we be teaching these simple concepts as young as possible? And with these sweet books, it doesn’t feel like you’re “teaching” anything—you’re simply breathing, listening and bonding with your child.
(And—important for parents—these books are a bit larger than your typical board book, and very STURDY.)