23 Children’s Books on Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness helps children reduce anxiety, improve resilience and increase their self-confidence. These children’s books on mindfulness and meditation are a great way to introduce positive techniques to cope during challenging situations.
What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a great way for children, especially those who experience anxiety, to improve their self-management, patience and happiness. Many people think mindfulness is about clearing your mind, but it is being aware of what is happening in the present moment. It helps children slow down and focus on right now rather than thinking about the past or future.
It takes practice, but there are many benefits to kids mindfulness. The characteristics, which will exhibit in different ways depending on their age, include:
- Improved focus and awareness
- Calmness, patience and improved impulse control
- Improved sleep and general health
- Decreased stress and anxiety
- Increased happiness, empathy and kindness
Books on Mindfulness for the Classroom
These books on mindfulness introduce positive techniques that will help your students reduce their stress levels, manage their emotions and improve their sleep and concentration.
The Big Book of Hugs: A Barkley the Bear Story by Nick Ortner
Mindfulness takes practice but it is well worth it. Practising every day is the best way for it to become a habit and give children ways to cope when they are feeling stressed or have a lack of focus.
You can find a round-up of mindfulness information and videos in the post Resources for Promoting Mindfulness in the Classroom.
The document Evidence for the Impact of Mindfulness on Children and Young People also has a collection of resources.
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