5 Awesome Books for Kids About Mindfulness

A handful of the latest stories you might read with your child to help them learn about emotions, kindness, and mindfulness.

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Mindfulness: Is it too quiet or too serious for kids? Think again. Animals, loving-kindness, and the power of imagination can all play their part in making mindfulness kid-friendly, as these authors and mindfulness teachers have explored. Here are five of our current favorites.

1. The Breathing Book by Christopher Willard and Olivia Weisser, illustrated by Alison Oliver

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Chris Willard and Olivia Weisser have published a growing number of educational, yet playful children’s books on mindfulness, of which The Breathing Book is a recent one. Like all the best children’s books, it doesn’t preach at kids, but allows them the direct opportunity to explore mindful awareness through noticing their breath. Each page offers different activities, such as tracing shapes on the page in rhythm with their inhale and exhale, or trying out some mindful body movement. Parents who want to help young kids bring in a bit of focus and calm will appreciate that after a couple of reads, the directions will be straightforward enough for many kids to do on their own.

2. I Am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde, Illustrated…