Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child’s desk at school. Based on Kira Willey’s Parents’ Choice GOLD Award-winning CD, Mindful Moments for Kids, this one-of-a-kind book is sure to help kids find calm, gain focus, and feel energized during the day, and encourage families to establish a fun and consistent mindfulness practice, whether at home or on the go.

Author Kira Willey
Isbn 1623368847
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2017-12-05
Pages 96
Language English
File format PDF

Part of the Mindfulness Moments for Kids series, this mindful meditation exercise featuring a colorful elephant helps kids feel focused, wherever they are. With Listen Like an Elephant, kids learn to slow down, listen to the world around them, and focus their minds--no matter how messy life becomes. Best of all, the exercise can be performed anywhere: in the backseat of a car, at home, or even at their desk at school. Written by Kira Willey, winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award, this board book series (also including Breathe Like a Bear and the upcoming Bunny Breaths) is the first of its kind and is the perfect tool to help children and parents develop a fun and consistent mindfulness practice. Adapted from the successful hardcover and paperback editions of Breathe Like a Bear--a collection of mindfulness moments and exercises for kids--this board book is an easy-to-follow exercise kids can use to manage their bodies, breath, and emotions.

Author Kira Willey
Isbn 0593119983
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-10-08
Pages 26
Language English
File format PDF

This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

Author Eline Snel
Isbn 0834829193
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2013-12-03
Pages 112
Language English
File format PDF

From the author of BREATHE LIKE A BEAR comes a new collection of Mindful Moments! These easy-to-follow exercises help kids calmly and mindfully navigate their day, from sunrise to sunset. With sections dedicated to key activities in a child's routine--waking up, traveling, learning, playing, eating, and bedtime--kids can learn techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions anywhere, anytime. • Wake up bright and sunny, no matter the weather! • Explore the world around you during travel. • Boost your brain before learning. • Make the most of your imagination at playtime.

Author Kira Willey
Isbn 0593179250
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-12-29
Pages 96
Language English
File format PDF

It all started one stupid, rotten day when everything went wrong... Peter the cow is having a BAD day. After missing the bus and wiping out on his bike he loses his temper and gets in trouble. To make matters worse all the other kids are teasing him, calling him Moody Cow. Peter's day just seems to get worse until his grandfather comes over and teaches him how to settle his mind and let go of his frustration through a simple and fun exercise. This vibrant and funny children's book is a playful way to introduce children to the power of meditation. With full color illustrations by the author, Moody Cow Meditates is a wonderful book for parents and children to share together.

Author Kerry Lee MacLean
Isbn 0861719948
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2009-08-10
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Self-Care for Kids A kid-friendly introduction to self-soothing and mindfulness with adorable animal friends. A child’s “very first step” into mindfulness where the story’s short rhymes can be used as soothing mantras, paired with delightful illustrations of baby animals working through anxious situations. This book does double duty as a self-help story providing great comfort beyond the pages.

Author Jessica Lee
Isbn 1524869279
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-03-02
Pages 34
Language English
File format PDF

When you're mad or worried or can't wake up in the morning, what can you do? Use the amazing superpower that you already have—breathing. Our newest offering from the bestselling creators of Good Night Yoga teaches kids fun and easy breathing practices based on the proven methods of yoga and mindfulness meditation. Sample practices: When something makes you mad or even feels unfair, try this counting breath and you’ll feel calmer there. Sit up and let your spine grow tall. Take a deep breath in, counting silently 1 . . . 2 . . . 3. Then let your breath out slowly, counting 1 . . . 2 . . . 3. When you go somewhere you’ve never been and you aren’t sure what to do, you can use a dandelion breath to feel more comfortable trying something new. Sit up and let your spine grow tall. Put one hand on your chest. Place your other hand on your belly. Take slow deep breaths and feel your chest and your belly move up and down as the air goes in and out of your body. At night when it’s hard to fall asleep because your mind is busy and your body feels tight, try balloon breath to get relaxed and ready for a good night. Lie down on your back and let your hands rest by your sides, palms up. Inhale through your nose and imagine filling your body with breath like a big balloon. Exhale and blow the air out through your mouth. What color is your balloon?

Author Mariam Gates
Isbn 1683640519
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-01-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Simple and fun mindfulness activities to do with children up to age 11 to build beneficial lifelong skills that promote resilience, joy, focus and calm, and improve overall wellbeing. Helping children to be more mindful is a powerful gift. By being mindful they will learn to recognise and manage their emotions, be more able to calm down when they are upset, become better at focusing on important tasks, and be more able to interact with others with empathy and generosity. These are fundamental skills that children will need throughout their life, but that they often aren't taught explicitly. Think of how often we demand that children “pay attention” or “calm down”, without ever having shown them how to do so. Now parents can, with help from mindfulness expert Sarah Rudell Beach. Parents first learn how to be more mindful themselves before teaching their children basic mindfulness skills. With easy-to-follow activities, chapter by chapter children learn to Soothe, Focus, Feel, Pause, Appreciate and Connect. Each activity includes variations for different age groups, along with "emergency" how-tos for particularly stressful moments.

Author Sarah Rudell Beach
Isbn 1782499202
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2020-08-11
Pages 128
Language English
File format PDF

Winner of the 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Mind, Body, Spirit Bronze Medal and a 2020 Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient! An engaging and interactive story showing children ages 3-6 the power of breath when dealing with new and difficult emotions. Read aloud and breathe along with this sweet story teaching children how to navigate powerful emotions like anger, fear, sadness, confusion, anxiety, and loneliness. With rhythmic writing and engaging illustrations, Breathing Makes It Better guides children to breathe through their feelings and find calm with recurring cues to stop and take a breath. Simple guided practices, like imagining you are a tree blowing in the wind, follow each story to teach children how to apply mindfulness techniques when they need them the most.

Author Christopher Willard,Wendy O'Leary
Isbn 0834843323
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-10-20
Pages 36
Language English
File format PDF

Pairing simplified mindfulness principles with each letter of the alphabet, ABC Mindful Me features colorful illustrations of children and animals, as well as playful rhymes to explain each concept to toddlers (and their parents!). A fun read for the entire family, ABC Mindful Me is not only perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs, but also for introducing them to key mindfulness tenants which promote physical and mental wellness, proper breathing, compassion, gratitude, and kindness. These key concepts will help to grow young readers' concentration, listening skills, and ability to manage emotions, stress, and anxiety. Plus, a handy index provides at-a-glance reference for 26 different mindfulness pillars for children to explore.

Author Christiane Engel
Isbn 1633225119
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2018-03-06
Pages 36
Language English
File format PDF

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. Simple, playful, and with delightful illustrations, Alphabreaths is the perfect introduction to mindfulness and breath awareness.

Author Christopher Willard,Daniel Rechtschaffen
Isbn 1683642805
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-05-28
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Kids love yoga—and it’s great for them, so much so that the President’s Council has added the practice to the fitness activities in the annual President’s Challenge. For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep. This beautifully illustrated, full-color book tells the story of the natural world as it closes down for the night, while teaching children a simple flow of yoga postures inspired by their favorite characters from nature. Moving from “Sun Breath” to “Cloud Gathering” to “Ladybug & Butterfly” and more, readers learn techniques for self-soothing, relaxing the body and mind, focusing attention, and other skills that will support restful sleep and improve overall confidence and well-being.

Author Mariam Gates
Isbn 1622034708
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 36
Language English
File format PDF

Mindfulness is proven to boost children’s physical, mental, and socio-emotional development, but establishing the practice requires making it a part of daily life. With delightful illustrations and kid-friendly language, Mindful Moves introduces kids to simple mindfulness activities that are fun, easy to remember, and available for kids to turn to any time the need arises, no matter where they are. Check Your Inner Weather encourages children to tune into how they feel in the moment and accept their feelings without judgement. Pose like a Superhero helps fill kids with inner strength and confidence, while Breathe like a Walrus helps them channel frustration or anger through breath and facial relaxation. Each of the meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and movement activities is designed to help kids stay calm, be present, and feel focused and happy. Whether it’s before a busy day at school, in the backseat of the car, during a test, or heading off to bed, this is a guide kids can refer to again and again!

Author Nicole Cardoza
Isbn 1635862728
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2021-03-30
Pages 64
Language English
File format PDF

Teach your kids how to focus their thoughts and notice the world around them with this fun mindfulness kids activity book. Mindfulness activities are a great way to teach children about their thoughts and feelings and how to understand them--while having fun at the same time. This book is packed with activities--make a mindfulness jar, learn how to appreciate food with mindful eating, and get out into nature and explore the outside world. An illustrated journal section at the back of the book encourages children to make notes about their own thoughts and feelings. Calm: Mindfulness for Kids has everything you need to know about focusing your child's mind to help them enjoy and appreciate things that they take for granted every day, while boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Children are guided through each activity, to make sure they achieve maximum enjoyment and awareness. All children will learn and react to each activity in a different way and parent's notes give advice on how to encourage children to embrace mindfulness in the modern world. Each specially designed activity is flexible for each child's needs and inspires them to seek calmness and tranquility in all situations. Calm: Mindfulness for Kids shows that supporting a child's positive mental health doesn't need to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult. Activities help children to de-stress, focus, and get moving while having fun.

Author Wynne Kinder
Isbn 1465487387
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-02-05
Pages 72
Language English
File format PDF

An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky . . . a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea—yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible. New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and author and certified yoga instructor Susan Verde team up again in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A kid-friendly guide to 17 yoga poses is included.

Author Susan Verde
Isbn 1613128495
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

At school, we believe education should touch the whole child. This includes the physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cognitive aspects of the child's life. We teach children quietness as a skill to reflect and recharge their inner lives. Lorraine Murray helped us on this journey.' -- Sheila Laing, Head Teacher. Stress and behavioural disorders are common in children, who are increasingly bombarded by marketing campaigns, faced with school and peer pressure, and able to sense the stress of adults around them. Mindfulness and meditation can help children recognise and cope with these pressures, releasing bad feelings gently and giving them simple tools to deal with tension and stress throughout their lives. In this practical and inspiring book, Lorraine Murray shows parents, teachers and youth workers how to lead fun and peaceful meditation sessions with children. Lorraine explains a variety of different approaches, from meditations around daily activities for busy families, to ideas for group 'quietness' sessions in schools. She provides fun, tactile rhymes for toddlers to help them calm down before bedtime, and suggests ways to help teenagers reduce anxiety. She goes on to explain how these methods can help children with ADHD and those on the autistic spectrum, giving a range of case studies. This book is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some experience of relaxation and meditation techniques. It offers all the advice needed to lead sessions with children, whilst encouraging the reader to adapt and develop their own ways of helping children to feel calmer, happier and more peaceful.

Author Lorraine Murray
Isbn 0863159346
Genre Medical
Year 2012-08-30
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People: Case Studies from Around the Globe presents interviews with over 40 librarians from around the world who tell of their library programs. The volumes are arranged geographically with Volume 1 offering interviews from library professionals from the USA and Europe, and with Volume 2 sharing programs from Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East. The volumes highlight the diversity of the types of programs catering to the varying needs of children and young adults throughout the world. Case studies featured in this book outline the details of programs, events, and activities provided by over 40 organizations in the context of social capital and social inclusion. Each interview chapter discusses the contributions made to literacy development and community building of children and teens. With the many variations and examples of best practice, librarians and educators can glean new ideas for their own programs. The interviews reveal the challenges and issues faced and the work being achieved in vastly different environments, in many geographic areas, and in diverse economic, social, and cultural contexts. The programs include those of national and state libraries, public libraries, and mobile libraries carried out by public libraries, NGOs, and commercial organizations in both developed and developing countries. They also feature programs of multicultural libraries, libraries for indigenous people, and libraries for refugees. This publication complements the range of initiatives and activities carried out by IFLA’s Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section that supports library services and reading promotion initiatives catering to children and young adults around the world. These volumes are rich in variety and will provide much food for thought for creating unique and successful library programs.

Author Patrick Lo,Stephanie H. S. Wu,Andrew J. Stark,Bradley Allard
Isbn 1000409414
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2022-01-27
Pages 344
Language English
File format PDF

Caregiver involvement is key to a child's reading success story, and libraries are in the perfect position to provide the guidance needed for parents and caregivers to embrace their role as their children's first and most enduring teachers. • Teaches librarians how to mentor parents and caregivers, offering different strategies to make a child a reader for life • Includes a go-to list of books and materials to recommend and display • Offers programs that work to engage parents and caregivers in their children's reading life • Shows how to make the library a center for education and learning

Author Mary Schreiber
Isbn 1440863938
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2019-04-30
Pages 180
Language English
File format PDF

Horses—majestic and powerful beings that hold spiritual and emotional appeal—are a life passion for equestrians around the world. Whether you are an experienced or beginner equestrian, Sharing the Present helps horse lovers relate to their horses in a completely transformative yet simple way. The Brodheckers explore the popular practice of mindfulness and its tangible impact to deepen the horse-human bond. Through simple exercises often used in mindfulness therapies, you can acquire skills that help you to notice what your horse is experiencing, to more accurately read the messages that are being conveyed, and to respond in an intentional manner. The twelve mindfulness exercises included in the book will help equestrians and horse lovers strengthen relationships with their horses. For those experts who practice equine-assisted learning and therapy, these mindfulness exercises can also be incorporated into sessions with your clients.

Author Shreyasi Brodhecker,Frank Brodhecker
Isbn 1525585169
Genre Self-Help
Year 2021-07-14
Pages 230
Language English
File format PDF

This creative guidebook teaches librarians in diverse communities how to develop and implement early learning programming beyond traditional storytimes. • Connects library programs to parents' desire for children to begin formal learning at an early age • Offers a blueprint for making play a sustainable early-learning program series for budgets big and small • Includes ideas for making early learning activities relevant to the six early literacy skills in a public library setting • Emphasizes how library programming can support early childhood development and prepare children for success in kindergarten and beyond • Shares tips for marketing the program to parents and caregivers

Author Kristin Grabarek,Mary R. Lanni
Isbn 1440865833
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2019-03-13
Pages 168
Language English
File format PDF