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Mindfulness for Kids

30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and In Control

Mindfulness for Kids offers fun activities for kids ages 6-12 to stay cool, happy, and present with mindfulness.

Homework horrors, chores, and not-so-friendly friends—that’s enough to make any kid’s brain hurt. The secret to staying cool is easy: it’s called mindfulness—and this book gives kids fun activities to practice it on their own.

Mindfulness for Kids applies mindfulness exercises to stories and real-life scenarios that kids go through at home, school, and with friends. Shared through the voices of five children: Jasmine, Willow, Kayli, Colby, and Zeke, Mindfulness for Kids is an engaging, kid-friendly guide for handling tough situations and powerful emotions mindfully.

From using belly breathing to help with panic before a presentation to actively listening to siblings, Mindfulness for Kids addresses the everyday challenges that kids face with:

  • Mindfulness 101 that teaches kids what mindfulness is, and how they can be mindful of their emotions and senses.
  • Relatable, real-life scenarios that kids encounter at home, school, and with friends.
  • 30 Fun exercises that show kids how tricks like a gratitude list, “counting to calm”, and even yoga poses can help them relax and feel better from not-so-nice feelings.

Mindfulness is a kind of superpower we all have but don’t know how to use. In this book, kids will learn how to use this power to feel good about themselves and the world around them through activities and stories told by kids, for kids.

Reviews

“A masterpiece on how to promote strategies to your children that will strengthen their ability to assess everyday situations, respond to challenges, and make decisions that lead to positive outcomes. The mindfulness exercises in this book will enhance a child’s self-confidence, kindness, and compassion toward others. What a wonderful gift to give your loved ones.”― Theodore Jerome Cohen, Ph.D. (aka Alyssa Devine), award-winning novelist and Young Adult (YA) author

“The quintessential resource for any parent or teacher aiming to develop emotional awareness, confidence, and happiness in elementary school-aged children.”―Rob Owen, SpoonRead Inc., Advisor, and Mindfulness Educator

"As a mom of two kids with ADD and significant anxiety issues, this book is like a breath of fresh air! All of the exercise, exercises, and stories resonate with kids, parents, and school counselors alike."―Becky Flansburg, Mom, Author, and Influencer/Owner of Franticmommy.com and JumpIntoaBook.com

“Mindfulness for Kids takes a brilliant story-based approach to empower kids with an action plan for managing their emotions and anxieties. Parents can also learn these calming techniques and practice mindfulness with their children.”―Susan Carraretto, Author of 5 Minutes for Mom, 5MinutesForMom.com

“A meaningful and actionable resource that encourages self-awareness, kindness, and compassion in ways that children can easily relate. Highly recommended.”― Bianca Schulze, Founder, The Children’s Book Review

“Mindfulness for Kids presents the needed tools allowing children to develop clear awareness, self-control, resiliency, attention, kindness, and the ability to make compassionate decisions― even when things get tough."―Valarie Budayr, CEO of Audrey Press and Co-founder of Multicultural Children's Book Day

“With relatable stories, reflections, and strategies, Mindfulness for Kids changes the way children view their reactions to everyday situations and helps them gain control. A must-read for children and the caregivers who love them!”―Erica Graham, MS, CCC-SLP, Award-winning Author, Indie Authors Monthly Children’s Editor

“A much-needed resource, written in language kids can understand, Mindfulness for Kids gives kids the tools that they need to take control of their emotions in difficult situations.”― Judy Martialay, author, ¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish and Bonjour! Let’s Learn French

"With just the right balance of wit and experiential detail, this worthy book provides kids with the skills needed to manage their emotions."―Foreword Reviews

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About Carole P. Roman

CAROLE P. ROMAN is the award-winning author of more than 50 children’s books. Whether about pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts three blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly.

 

J. Robin Albertson-Wren has been teaching elementary age children for over 20 years in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is a classroom teacher, workshop leader, author, and public speaker. Her passion is teaching mindfulness techniques to executives, educators, parents, adolescents, and children. She has presented "Mindfulness in Schools - Educating and Empowering Our Children" to many local, statewide and national audiences.
She has received her mindfulness training through Mindful Schools and is currently participating in a year-long certification course with 100 other people across the globe.
She became interested in the idea of mindfulness in 2010 when she attended her first Mindfulness in Education conference at American University in Washington D.C.

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