Mindfulness for Kids is so important to give kids the tools to help them fend off negative thoughts and behaviors, build self-confidence, focus, and treat others and themselves with respect and appreciation for the rest of their lives.

Mindfulness for Kids

Mindfulness for Kids

Mindfulness for Kids

Kids aren’t always as excited as we are when it comes to mindfulness practices. Meditation and yoga don’t usually excite children. However, there is a lot to gain from learning how to harvest mindfulness on their own. It is so important to give kids the tools to help them fend off negative thoughts and behaviors, build self-confidence, focus, and treat others and themselves with respect and appreciation for the rest of their lives.

Mindfulness is on trend

You may have noticed that mindfulness programs are popping up all over the place! Schools nationwide have started implementing mindfulness practices in their classrooms and studies are showing that mindfulness practices have a positive impact on academic performance, stress levels, and emotional maturity. So, how do we get started? How can we get the whole family on board? How can we present yoga and meditation to kids in a way they will actually enjoy and look forward to?

Mindfulness Shop

 

Mindfulness Mondays

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing some tips and techniques that will help your kids and your whole family become more mindful. What are we talking about?

I am going to be sharing meditations with your family that will be perfect for your children, kid-friendly yoga and breathing practices, mindful parenting tips, and so much more. Let’s kick off 2018 by becoming more mindful!

Mindfulness for Kids #KidLit Choices 9 Mindfulness Picture Books Perfect for Reading aloud to inspire children to be more mindful.

Mindfulness Read Alouds

Beginning the practice of mindfulness and getting children excited about trying out new mindfulness techniques can begin easily by introducing the theories and practices of positivity and mindfulness through books.

 

Mindfulness for Kids #KidLit Choices When Sophie Gets Angry - Really Really Angry...When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang.

This is a classic book about feelings, which you may be familiar with. This book offers a simple way for kids to face their anger. Sophie gets angry because she perceives unfairness and throws a fit! Her solution is to run away and climb a tree, looking out unto the wide world she finds her calm. The message of finding a peaceful space, and connecting with the world helps in times of distress is very useful.

 

 

Purchase When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry Here.

 

 

Silence by Lemniscates.

This is a beautifully illustrated and gently written book which encourages children to stop, listen and reflect on the world around them and their experiences.

 

 

 

 

Purchase Silence Here.

 

 

What Does it Mean to be Present? Mindfulness for Kids #KidLit Choices What Does it Mean to Be Present?by Rana DiOro, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.

This book, with its simple text, teaches kids that being “present” is not just being physically present, it is about being mindful of one’s surroundings. Listening, seeing, using one’s mind in a thoughtful manner.

 

 

Purchase What Does It Mean To Be Present Here.

 

 

Visiting Feelings by  Lauren Rubenstein, illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger.

This book invites children into the world of mindfulness and emotional awareness and fully experience the present moment. Children are invited to explore, sense and become friends with any feeling without judgment and to give their feelings sensory descriptions such as “smooth” like ice cream or “sharp” like stones. The feelings are not named, allowing children to experience their emotions without preconceived notions.

Purchase Visiting Feelings Here.

 

Mindfulness for Kids #KidLit Choices A Handful of Quiet

A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles by Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches a playful and fun meditation practice that parents and children can do to connect with nature and maintain a calm, mindful attitude. This book contains instructions for activities which are hands-on, this book is meant to be more active than the sit still and listen to type books we are so used to. This book is great for children who need to move constantly.

 

Purchase A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles Here.

 

 

 

Mindfulness for Kids #KidLit Choices I Think, I Am!

I Think, I Am!: Teaching the Power of Affirmations by Louise Hay and Kristina Tracy

In this book, fun illustrations and simple text demonstrate how to make the change from negative thoughts and words to those that are positive. Teaching children the powerful idea that they have control over their thoughts and words, and in turn, what happens in their life.

 

Purchase I Think, I Am!: Teaching the Power of Affirmations Here.

 

 

 

Mindfulness for Kids #KidLit Choices Now

Now by Antoinette Portis.

Follow a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives in Now, A great reminder about finding joy in the present moment.

 

 

Purchase Now Here.

 

 A Boy and a Bear: The Children’s Relaxation Book by Lori Lite

This book is about a young boy who encounters a polar bear while climbing a snow-covered mountain, this book teaches children relaxation techniques to reduce stress, prepare for sleep, and improve self-confidence.

 

 

 

Purchase A Boy and a Bear: The Children’s Relaxation Book Here

 

 

 

I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde

The author takes the reader on a soothing journey of mindfulness, centeredness, and compassion for the world

 

 

 

 

Purchase I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness Here.

 

 

 

There are so many books that will inspire children to become more mindful. I will share more amazing picture books in the next few weeks as well. Make sure to check us out on social media for more mindful tips.


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Let us know

What do you think about using mindfulness techniques with your children? Let us know in the comments. Are you attempting mindfulness with your kids? Did you pick up any of these KidLit suggestions, snap a photo and Tag us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram using the hashtag- #mindfulnessmonday

 

 

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Mindfulness for Kids is so important to give kids the tools to help them fend off negative thoughts and behaviors, build self-confidence, focus, and treat others and themselves with respect and appreciation for the rest of their lives.

Mindfulness for Kids #KidLit Choices 9 Mindfulness Picture Books Perfect for Reading aloud to inspire children to be more mindful.

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  • EnergyMindset January 22, 2018 at 8:40 PM

    Thanks for a great list of mindfulness books for kids. I am always looking for new resources to help.

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