Mindfulness and Relaxation Books for Kids

15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Books for Kids
 

This year has been all about working on mindfulness for my child with Anxiety. Helping her develop coping skills before an anxiety attack has been huge for helping our daily activities run smoothly. These 15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Books for Kids are some of our favorites that we have discovered while on this journey.

15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Books for Kids

15 Mindfulness and Yoga Books for Kids

Peace Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean

Peaceful Piggy MeditationPeaceful Piggy Meditation

Sometimes life seems like it’s all about hurrying–so many places to go! And sometimes it’s hard when things don’t go your way–it can make a piggy angry and sad. So how do young piggies find a peaceful place in a frustrating world? They meditate!

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

Pebble meditation is a playful and fun activity that parents and educators can do with their children to introduce them to meditation. It is designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Practicing pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions.

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Meditation is an Open Sky by Whitney Stewart
Meditation Is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for KidsMeditation Is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids

Kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. They’ll discover how to feel safe when scared, relax when anxious, spread kindness, and calm anger when frustrated.

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Puppy Mind by Andrew Jordan Nance
Puppy MindPuppy Mind

In this picture book for children and adults, illustrated by Jim Durk, who is adored by thousands of children for his many Clifford the Big Red Dog and Thomas the Steam Engine books, a young boy discovers his mind is like a puppy, always wandering away, into the past or the future. He sets about learning to train his puppy mind to heel to the present moment. Through remembering to breathe, the boy becomes a stronger and more caring master of his puppy mind, keeping it in the present, if only for a moment.

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Breathe Like a Bear by Kira Willey
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, AnywhereBreathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere

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.

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Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snel
Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

This little book is a very appealing introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents. In a simple and accessible way, it describes what mindfulness is and how mindfulness-based practices can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

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Master of Mindfulness by Laurie Grossman
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of StressMaster of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress

Master of Mindfulness is a unique and empowering book written for kids by kids, with cool illustrations and tips that show you how to be confident, get focused, stay calm, and tap into your own inner strength so that you can be your own superhero—no matter what life throws your way!

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What Does It Mean To Be Present? by Rana DiOrio
What Does It Mean to Be Present?What Does It Mean to Be Present?

Follow a group of friends at school, at home, and at the beach as they experience just what it means to be present. What Does It Mean to Be Present? has received multiple awards including the The Moonbeam Gold Children’s Book Award for Mind-Body-Spirit/Self-Esteem.

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Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Kerry Lee MacLean and Lauren Alderfer
Mindful Monkey, Happy PandaMindful Monkey, Happy Panda

This wonderful picture book for children and adults alike introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a fun and exciting way. With the delightful Monkey and his serene friend Happy Panda guiding readers to a calmer and more attentive mind, this whimsical yet warm presentation will delight all readers.

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Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story by Mariam Gates
Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up StoryGood Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story

This “wake up” story is so much more than a story. It’s a practice for kids and parents to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with intention and confidence. Turn the page and reach up to the sky, press your feet into the earth, and get ready for a great day!

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The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation by Licia Morelli
The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and MeditationThe Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation

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.

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You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo
You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga PosesYou Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses

With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses. And she sparks their imagination further by encouraging them to pretend to be the animal – to flutter like a butterfly, hiss like a snake, roar like a lion and more. Yoga is great for kids because it promotes flexibility and focus – and it’s relaxing good fun! The charming pictures of children and animals and the lyrical text make this gentle introduction to yoga a book to be treasured.

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ABC Yoga by Christiane Engel
ABC for Me: ABC Yoga: Join us and the animals out in nature and learn some yoga!ABC for Me: ABC Yoga: Join us and the animals out in nature and learn some yoga!

Pairing simplified yoga poses with alphabetized animals and objects, ABC Yoga features colorful illustrations of children and animals practicing yoga along with playful rhymes to explain each movement. A fun family read, this interactive title is perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs, as well as introducing them to familiar animals and basic, simplified yoga poses that promote health and well-being.

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I Am Yoga Hardcover by Susan Verde
I Am YogaI Am Yoga

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 teams up with author and certified Yoga instructor Susan Verde 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.

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The Grateful Giraffe: A Kids Yoga Feelings Book by Giselle Shardlow
The Grateful Giraffe: A Kids Yoga Feelings BookThe Grateful Giraffe: A Kids Yoga Feelings Book

This feelings yoga book for toddlers and preschoolers visits countries around the world to learn about various animals and talk about feelings!

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P.S. Looking for more ways to explore Mindfulness and Relaxation with your child? Check out this awesome list of apps!

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