The Children’s Dept has some wonderful books to help facilitate mindfulness practices! The following are my 5 favorite titles we currently own:
1) Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More by Mallika Chopra
This meditation guide for middle graders and young adults offers specific mindfulness exercises to help deal with day-to-day challenges and includes tips to lead a happier, healthier, and more connected life.
Call Number: J 158.1 CHO
2) Mindful Moments at Bedtime by Paloma Rossa
This board book for littles features soothing bedtime rituals to read together. It helps offer moments of thoughtful conversation and restful reflection, both for children and their grownups.
Call Number: BB ROSSA
3) Stress Less : How to Achieve Inner Calm and Relaxation by Aubre Andrus
It can be easy to get bogged down in stress. Luckily there are countless strategies to beat it. When you’re feeling anxious or overloaded, the projects in this book can help. Calm down by following a guided meditation. Boost your mood with a healthy snack. Take a break from social media. Get your blood pumping with a guided 20-minute workout. Before you know it, you will be less stressed! Your mind – and body – will thank you
Call Number: J 155.9 AND
4) Bee Still: an Invitation to Meditation by Frank Sileo
Illustrations and rhyming text tell of Bentley, a bee from a busy, crowded, and noisy hive who teaches others to meditate in order to handle stress. Includes a guide for parents.
Call Number: GROWING & LEARNING / FIRST STEPS / SILEO
5) I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde
When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present.
Call Number: GROWING & LEARNING / FEELINGS / VERDE