Mindfulness Books for Kids: Relax and Recharge with Mindful Activities

As parents, we want to provide our children with every tool they need to succeed in life, and that includes developing a sense of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment and fully engaged with your surroundings. It’s a skill that can improve mental health, emotional regulation, and overall well-being. Fortunately, there are many mindfulness books for kids that can help introduce this practice to your little ones. Here are some of the best:

1. “Sitting Still Like a Frog” by Eline Snel – This beautifully illustrated book comes with a CD of guided meditations that will help your child learn to be calm and focused. The exercises are simple and easy to follow, making it perfect for kids ages 5-12.

2. “A Handful of Quiet” by Thich Nhat Hanh – This book teaches children the basics of meditation through the use of pebbles. It’s a fun and interactive way to help your child develop mindfulness skills.

3. “Breath Like a Bear” by Kira Willey – This book includes 30 mindfulness exercises that are designed to help kids manage their emotions and reduce stress. Each exercise is accompanied by a beautiful illustration, making it a joy to read.

4. “The Mindful Child” by Susan Kaiser Greenland – This book provides parents with practical tips and tools for teaching mindfulness to their children. It includes exercises for kids of all ages, making it a valuable resource for families.

5. “Anh’s Anger” by Gail Silver – This book tells the story of a young boy who learns to manage his anger through mindfulness. It’s a great way to teach kids about emotions and how to deal with them in a healthy way.

No matter which book you choose, introducing mindfulness to your child is a gift that will last a lifetime. By teaching them to be present in the moment and fully engaged with the world around them, you’ll be setting them up for a happy and successful future.