Sitting Still Like a Frog

Sitting Still Like a Frog
Author: Eline Snel
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN 10: 0834829193
ISBN 13: 9780834829190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sitting Still Like a Frog Book Review:

This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Sitting Still Like a Frog
Author: Eline Snel
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1611800587
ISBN 13: 9781611800586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sitting Still Like a Frog Book Review:

Offers instructions on the basics of mindfulness meditation practices for children intended to help with calmness, focus, regular sleep, worry, anger, patience, and awareness.

Breathe through This

Breathe through This
Author: Eline Snel
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 0834830477
ISBN 13: 9780834830479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breathe through This Book Review:

You try to be supportive through all the emotional ups and downs, but if you’re too supportive, they feel smothered. You want to give them the freedom necessary to grow, but not so much that they’re left vulnerable—and however you try to do it, you can count on being wrong. Parenting a teenager is a challenge, to be sure, but Eline Snel has some very good news for those facing that challenge: there’s a way to stay mindful, present, and, yes, positive throughout it all by developing a base of mindful awareness as your resource. With her characteristic practical wisdom, Snel provides methods for developing that resource, along with strategies for forging a bond of courage, compassion, and trust with your teenager—and for making space for yourself within the process too. Mindfulness meditation helps us stay calm in tense moments and be less reactive with our children. It allows us to respond to them in ways that are most helpful and that promote dialogue rather than clashing. The practices that Snel teaches, developed in her clinical work and honed in her own experience as a parent, are supplemented with one audio download of guided meditations for parents and another one for teens. They will help you calm down during tense and heated moments and become a more focused and openhearted parent.

Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book

Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book
Author: Eline Snel
Publsiher: Bala Kids
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 1611805880
ISBN 13: 9781611805888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book Book Review:

80 fun mindfulness games and activities to teach children ages 5-8 to calm themselves down, focus, be attentive to people around them, and to feel more peaceful. Mindfulness is one of the most effective practices to teach kids to calm themselves in stressful moments, increase focus and attention, ease anxiety, and promote a sense of empathy toward others. Eline Snel's Sitting Still Like a Frog method of meditation has introduced hundreds of thousands of children worldwide to become more relaxed and attentive, more aware of their bodies and emotions, and to be more open toward others. This Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book is packed with entertaining and useful activities that children can do alone or with a parent, including yoga exercises for tuning into your body; art and cooking projects; stories to meditate on; posters to color and cards to cut out; stickers; attention games; love notes to share; the big family frog game; and much more!

Breathe Like a Bear

Breathe Like a Bear
Author: Kira Willey
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN 10: 1623368839
ISBN 13: 9781623368838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breathe Like a Bear Book Review:

Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child’s desk at school. Based on Kira Willey's Parents' Choice GOLD Award-winning CD, Mindful Moments for Kids, this one-of-a-kind book is sure to help kids find calm, gain focus, and feel energized during the day, and encourage families to establish a fun and consistent mindfulness practice, whether at home or on the go.

Happy Puppy Angry Tiger

Happy Puppy  Angry Tiger
Author: Brad Petersen
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 0834843560
ISBN 13: 9780834843561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happy Puppy Angry Tiger Book Review:

Help children understand their emotions, build empathy, and learn the words they need to express themselves. A little book about BIG feelings. Aah, the sloth is feeling relaxed. Wow! The panda is surprised. Sometimes the mouse feels sad. Every day brings a different set of emotions for us to recognize and process, but young children often have a hard time connecting their emotions with the words they need to describe them. Featuring animal characters that are associated with 24 different emotions, Happy Puppy, Angry Tiger helps toddlers develop empathy and compassion by connecting with their own emotional experiences. This book is an invaluable resource to start building emotional intelligence at an early age.

Mindful Games

Mindful Games
Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 0834840529
ISBN 13: 9780834840522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Games Book Review:

A practical and playful guide for cultivating mindfulness in kids, with 50 simple games to develop attention and focus, and identify and regulate emotions Playing games is a great way for kids to improve their focus and become more mindful. In this book, The Mindful Child author Susan Kaiser Greenland shares how parents, caregivers, and teachers can bring mindfulness into the classroom or home. She provides 50 entertaining games that develop what she calls the new "A, B, C's"—Attention, Balance, and Compassion—for your child's learning, happiness, and success, offering context and guidance throughout. She introduces: · Anchor games that develop concentration · Visualization games that encourage kindness and focus · Analytical games that cultivate clear thinking · Awareness games for sensory awareness, self-regulating emotions, and gaining insight into ourselves, others, and relationships Even though the games are designed for kids, they can be just as fun and transformative for adults. Greenland encourages parents and caregivers to develop their own Attention, Balance, and Compassion and to explore the universal concepts that she presents. Our own mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives—especially our children.

Calm Mindfulness for Kids

Calm  Mindfulness for Kids
Author: Wynne Kinder
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 1465487387
ISBN 13: 9781465487384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calm Mindfulness for Kids Book Review:

Teach your kids how to focus their thoughts and notice the world around them with this fun mindfulness kids activity book. Mindfulness activities are a great way to teach children about their thoughts and feelings and how to understand them--while having fun at the same time. This book is packed with activities--make a mindfulness jar, learn how to appreciate food with mindful eating, and get out into nature and explore the outside world. An illustrated journal section at the back of the book encourages children to make notes about their own thoughts and feelings. Calm: Mindfulness for Kids has everything you need to know about focusing your child's mind to help them enjoy and appreciate things that they take for granted every day, while boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Children are guided through each activity, to make sure they achieve maximum enjoyment and awareness. All children will learn and react to each activity in a different way and parent's notes give advice on how to encourage children to embrace mindfulness in the modern world. Each specially designed activity is flexible for each child's needs and inspires them to seek calmness and tranquility in all situations. Calm: Mindfulness for Kids shows that supporting a child's positive mental health doesn't need to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult. Activities help children to de-stress, focus, and get moving while having fun.

Fully Present

Fully Present
Author: Susan L. Smalley,Diana Winston
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-07-13
ISBN 10: 0738214221
ISBN 13: 9780738214221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fully Present Book Review:

Mindfulness—the art of paying attention with an open and curious mind to present-moment experiences—has attracted ever-growing interest and tens of thousands of practitioners, who have come to the discipline from both within and outside the Buddhist tradition. In Fully Present, leading mindfulness researchers and educators Dr. Sue Smalley and Diana Winston provide an all-in-one guide for anyone interested in bringing mindfulness to daily life as a means of enhancing well-being. Fully Present provides both a scientific explanation for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and the body as well as practical guidance to develop both a practice and mindfulness in daily living, not only through meditation but also during daily experiences, such as waiting in line at the supermarket, exercising, or facing difficult news.

Guy Stuff

Guy Stuff
Author: Cara Familian Natterson
Publsiher: American Girl Publishing Incorporated
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781683370260
ISBN 13: 1683370260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guy Stuff Book Review:

A real pediatrician and the author of the bestselling Care & Keeping of You series provides tips, how-tos, and facts about boys' changing bodies that will help them take care of themselves. Full color.

Moody Cow Meditates

Moody Cow Meditates
Author: Kerry Lee MacLean
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 086171573X
ISBN 13: 9780861715732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moody Cow Meditates Book Review:

Moody Cow has a lot of angry thoughts after a frustrating day, but his grandfather sets up a Mind Jar with sparkles and shows him that just as the sparkles settle in the jar, Moody Cow's angry thoughts can settle through meditation.

Meditation for Kids

Meditation for Kids
Author: Laurent Dupeyrat,Johanne Bernard
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 0834842505
ISBN 13: 9780834842502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation for Kids Book Review:

Introduce the benefits of meditation to kids ages 7-10 with this practical and playful guide Start your kids off on a path to self-awareness through meditation! Written in easy-to-understand language, Meditation for Kids empowers kids to start learning about and practicing meditation as a way to stay calm, focused, and confident so they can work through daily stresses and manage tough emotions. This extensive guide features options for both seated and walking meditation practices with over a dozen illustrated, step-by-step exercises like the tightrope walker and the flamingo. A short history of meditation, fun checklists, and a troubleshooting guide for frequently asked questions--including "What happens if you fall asleep?" and "Can I meditate with my pet?"--help lay the groundwork for a daily practice of stillness and inner reflection. The book even provides playful opportunities for kids to "teach" their parents the exercises so the whole family can participate.

Breathing Makes It Better

Breathing Makes It Better
Author: Christopher Willard,Wendy O'Leary
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0834843323
ISBN 13: 9780834843325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breathing Makes It Better Book Review:

Winner of the 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Mind, Body, Spirit Bronze Medal and a 2020 Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient! An engaging and interactive story showing children ages 3-6 the power of breath when dealing with new and difficult emotions. Read aloud and breathe along with this sweet story teaching children how to navigate powerful emotions like anger, fear, sadness, confusion, anxiety, and loneliness. With rhythmic writing and engaging illustrations, Breathing Makes It Better guides children to breathe through their feelings and find calm with recurring cues to stop and take a breath. Simple guided practices, like imagining you are a tree blowing in the wind, follow each story to teach children how to apply mindfulness techniques when they need them the most.

Awakening Joy for Kids

Awakening Joy for Kids
Author: James Baraz,Michele Lilyanna
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN 10: 1941529291
ISBN 13: 9781941529294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awakening Joy for Kids Book Review:

Awarded the 2016 Nautilus Gold Medal for Parenting and Family! Spirit Rock founder, author, and teacher James Baraz’s Awakening Joy offers his large and devoted readership a program to gain contentment and happiness by cultivating the seeds of joy within. Here he joins with Michele Lilyanna, a classroom teacher for 25 years, to offer caregivers and children ways to find joy in each day together. This unique offering nourishes both adults and kids. James shares the practices for the adults—parents, caregivers, and teachers. Michele offers her own experiences as a parent and as a teacher, showing how the themes work with kids, followed by the tried and true lessons that she's used herself in the classroom and at home. Packed with practices and activities that James and Michele have gathered over their many years of working with thousands of adults and children in retreats, workshops, and the classroom, Awakening Joy for Kids is imbued with compassion and delight. Part of Parallax Press' growing curriculum for parents and educators designed to cultivate joy and mindfulness in children.

The Magic of Meditation

The Magic of Meditation
Author: Marie Champeaux-Cunin,Dominique Butet
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 0834841606
ISBN 13: 9780834841604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic of Meditation Book Review:

A simple but complete mindfulness meditation program for children as young as three years old and their parents, designed to encourage kindness and empathy. More and more children are experiencing the benefits of mindfulness practices at home and in school to reduce stress, regulate emotions, and improve concentration. But true mindfulness practice also opens the heart and increases compassion and empathy. This is really two books in one: a guide for parents to the basics and benefits of meditation for children, and a concise practice program of mindfulness meditation for children, ages three to seven. The program includes stories, bedtime rituals, and an audio download, featuring Yupsi, a magical dragon. Yupsi’s boundless optimism and good nature will inspire children to feel confidence in their emotions and help them develop natural kindness and altruism.

Mindful Games Activity Cards

Mindful Games Activity Cards
Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-03-24
ISBN 10: 1611804094
ISBN 13: 9781611804096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Games Activity Cards Book Review:

Playing games is a great way for kids to develop their focusing and attention skills and to become more mindful. This card deck helps parents, caregivers, and teachers cultivate these qualities at home or in a school setting. The games develop what Susan Kaiser Greenland calls the "new A, B, C's" for learning and for a happy and successful life: Attention, Balance, and Compassion. In a playful way, the games introduce kids to breathing practices and techniques for developing focus, concentration, and sensory awareness, and identifying and self-regulating emotions, among other skills. They include "anchor" games that develop concentration; visualization games that encourage kindness and focus; analytical games that cultivate clear thinking; and awareness games that develop all of these qualities and give greater insight into ourselves, others, and relationships. The deck contains 55 5X7 illustrated cards, each devoted to one game or activity, and comes in a sturdy, beautifully designed box.

Mindfulness Based Art

Mindfulness Based Art
Author: Margaret Jones Callahan
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-03-04
ISBN 10: 1460273443
ISBN 13: 9781460273449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness Based Art Book Review:

In Mindfulness-Based Art: The SPARKS Guide for Educators and Counselors, art therapist Margaret Jones Callahan offers step-by-step instructions on bringing Mindfulness into the art studio, counselor’s office, or classroom. Here, you discover the basic principles of Mindfulness and find lesson plans for seven art projects, with guidelines for creating a safe class culture and scripts for teaching Mindfulness. Through drawing, painting, expressive calligraphy, clay sculpture, photography, and more, students learn to be in the present moment, quiet their inner critics, and express themselves authentically. Whether you’re a teacher, an art therapist, a coach, a counselor, or simply someone who wants to use art for personal growth and spiritual development, SPARKS shows you how student-artists of any age can increase their confidence and learn to trust their expressive minds. “It’s interesting to do my art this way. I feel real and I like what I’ve done.” — Grade 11 student Expresssive Art project “The mindfulness really makes me slow down and be really thorough with how I see.” — Grade 10 student mindful drawing “These are my dark thoughts. I can see them here. I’m going to cover this part and do something new over here.” — Grade 12 Student Luggage project “The art room is the only place in the school where I really relax. I can be myself here and say what I want to say.” — Grade 12 photography student “She shows us how to do it and then helps us do it our way. I don’t get in trouble for not doing it her way.” — Grade 8 student coping with learning challenges speaking about her art teacher http://www.mindfulnessbasedart.com

Mindful Monkey Happy Panda

Mindful Monkey  Happy Panda
Author: Lauren Alderfer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-07-04
ISBN 10: 086171850X
ISBN 13: 9780861718504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Monkey Happy Panda Book Review:

This wonderful picture book for children and adults alike introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a fun and exciting way. With the delightful Monkey and his serene friend Happy Panda guiding readers to a calmer and more attentive mind, this whimsical yet warm presentation will delight all readers. As our story begins, Monkey is not so mindful - his Monkey Mind constantly jumping from one thing to another - but he encounters a mysterious and playful friend in Happy Panda. Panda helps Monkey recognize the simple joy of doing what you're doing while you're doing it.

The Woman Who Raised the Buddha

The Woman Who Raised the Buddha
Author: Wendy Garling
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN 10: 0834843536
ISBN 13: 9780834843530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Raised the Buddha Book Review:

The first full biography of Mahaprajapati Gautami, the woman who raised the Buddha--examining her life through stories and canonical records. Mahaprajapati was the only mother the Buddha ever knew. His birth mother, Maya, died shortly after childbirth, and her sister Mahaprajapati took the infant to her breast, nurturing and raising him into adulthood. While there is a lot of ambiguity overall in the Buddha's biography, this detail remains consistent across all Buddhist traditions and literature. In this first full biography of Mahaprajapati, The Woman Who Raised the Buddha presents her life story, with attention to her early years as sister, queen, matriarch, and mother, as well as her later years as a nun. Drawing from story fragments and canonical records, Wendy Garling reveals just how exceptional Mahaprajapati's role was as leader of the first generation of Buddhist women, helping the Buddha establish an equal community of lay and monastic women and men. Mother to the Buddha, mother to early Buddhist women, mother to the Buddhist faith, Mahaprajapati's journey is finally presented as one interwoven with the founding of Buddhism.

Anytime Yoga

Anytime Yoga
Author: Ulrika Dezé
Publsiher: Bala Kids
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 1611804396
ISBN 13: 9781611804393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anytime Yoga Book Review:

Join Kika and her little monkey Yazoo as they introduce 14 simple yoga poses for kids. Each pose in this book includes easy-to-follow instructions and will show kids how yoga can help them relax, develop focus, and increase their sense of well-being. Organized by 'Awake' and 'Focus' poses, you can tailor the series to either help kids start moving in the mornings or increase concentration at school or before homework. Whether you have 15 minutes or an hour, the series of poses are adaptable and can be done with just one kid or in a larger classroom setting. The book also includes four guided meditations that can be read aloud to complement the yoga practices.