This mindful exercise featuring a colorful elephant helps kids feel focused, wherever they are.
With Listen Like an Elephant, kids learn to slow down, listen to the world around them, and focus their attention—no matter how messy life becomes. Best of all, this simple mindfulness exercise can be done anywhere: in the backseat of a car, at home, or even at a child's desk at school.
Mindfulness Moments for Kids are easy-to-follow exercises kids can use to manage their bodies, breath, and emotions.
Kira Willey, author of Breathe Like a Bear and the Mindfulness Moments for Kids series, is a children’s music artist, kids’ yoga and mindfulness expert, and creator of Rockin’ Yoga school programs. She has released five albums of kids’ yoga and mindfulness songs; her work has won Parents’ Choice Gold, four Independent Music Awards, and the ASCAP Foundation Children’s Songwriting Award. Her hits include “Colors,” which was featured in a worldwide Dell ad campaign. Kira created and hosts several yoga-for-kids programs which air on PBS TV affiliates nationwide; and her TEDx talk, “Bite-Sized Mindfulness,” can be viewed online. Learn more at kirawilley.com!
Anni Betts is an illustrator who creates vibrant, cheerful drawings for books, magazines, advertisements, greeting cards, and more. Originally from Illinois, she now lives in Durham, England, with her archaeologist husband, Kamal; their new son, Emmett; and their adorable dog, Logan. When not illustrating, she can be found exploring the historic sights and natural beauty of the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe, baking sweets, going for long walks, and sewing colorful clothes.