Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening around us right now. It can help us feel calm and focused, and it can also help us make better choices. It’s important to practice mindfulness because it can help us be happier, kinder, and more aware of ourselves and others. Here are some of my favorite children’s books about mindfulness.
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Children’s Books about Mindfulness
Mindful Mr. Sloth
Sasha has one speed―fast. She loves to do lots of things, all at once, as fast as possible. Mr. Sloth has one speed―slow. He loves to do things one at a time, at a nice, easy pace. Can Mr. Sloth’s mindful ways teach Sasha to slow down and enjoy life?
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness
When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present.
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing
Do YOU have the magic breath? Let’s see…Take a deeeeeep breath in…and BLOW it out…
…and like magic, you can feel better just by breathing! Sometimes it’s hard to feel happy. But with this interactive picture book, children breathe along as they learn how to make angry or sad thoughts disappear.
The Lemonade Hurricane
Emma doesn’t really like hurricanes. After a busy day of school and activities, Emma likes to sit still and rest. Her little brother, Henry, does everything but. She calls him The Lemonade Hurricane.
Henry is a lot of fun when he’s not storming through the house, so Emma decides to teach him how to be still. By showing him how to sit, bow, and breathe, Emma is able to calm the hurricane within Henry.
Listen by Gaby Snyder
Isn’t the world a noisy place? But what if you stop, close your eyes, and LISTEN? Can you hear each sound? Can you listen past the noise and hear the quiet, too?
This lovely picture book follows a girl through her school day as she listens to sounds across the city: caws of crows, shouts across the playground, and finally, the quiet beating of her heart and whispered goodnights.
ABC Mindful Me
From Awareness to Zen, and everything in between, take a deep breath, find some quiet space, and discover the magic of mindfulness!
Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing
In Alphabreaths, children will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help them remember to fill their heart with gratitude and send good wishes to others.
Here and Now
A stunning celebration of mindfulness, meditation, and enjoying each moment. This lush picture book is a fantastic tool for engaging children who are eager to feel connected to their world while managing new anxieties.
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids
What kids tell themselves matters! It becomes their inner voice. It can help them connect with their power within. Help your child tap into their inner strength and resilience when challenges arise. This book introduces children to the practice of using mindful affirmations for support and encouragement when they need it.
Happy: A Children’s Book of Mindfulness
We breathe deep and expand like the galaxy, We breathe out many thousands of stars, And if ever we start to feel panicky, This reminds us of just who we are.
This book gently encourages young readers to explore their emotions and the beautiful world around them. This poetic journey to a place of happiness and calm will inspire and empower your child to enjoy the practice of mindfulness.
Do you have a favorite book about mindfulness that didn’t make the list? Let me know so I can check it out!
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