These books to help children feel better focus on mindfulness, a technique that helps younger people to live in the present. We sometimes forget that today’s world must be really scary for children: a global viral pandemic, climate change, war and violence, narcissistic leaders etc. It’s not just us that need to slow down and take some time to just be. Here are some nice books to help them do just that.
Listen Like an Elephant features a colourful friend to help children learn to slow down, listen to the world around them and focus their minds, no matter how messy life is. These exercises can be performed at home, at the desk or even in the back of the car.
Bunny Breaths teaches children to think like a bunny, and find their own focused energy. No matter how blah they feel. These exercises again can be performed anywhere to manage bodies, breathing and emotions.
Peaceful Like a Panda offers easy exercises to help children calmly and mindfully navigate from sunrise to sunset. With sections on waking up, travelling, learning, playing, eating and bedtime, children can learn how to wake up bright and sunny, and boost their brains.
The companion book Breathe Like a Bear offers 30 simple short breathing practices and movements that can be performed anytime.