Written and read by Kira Willey, winner of three Parents' Choice Gold Awards, kids can use these three mindfulness activities to manage their bodies, breath, and emotions.
With Breathe Like a Bear, kids will learn to breathe deeply and soothe themselves slowly to sleep, just like a bear in hibernation.
With Bunny Breaths, kids learn how to replenish their energy with quick, focused breaths—no matter how blah they feel.
With Listen Like an Elephant, kids learn to slow down, listen to the world around them, and focus their minds—no matter how messy life becomes.
These exercises for calm and focus can be done anywhere: in the backseat of a car, at home, or at a child's desk at school.