Kids’ Books About Yoga and Mindfulness
It’s not an easy time to be a kid. Especially a kid who is mature enough to understand that there are some weird things going on in the world right now, but not yet mature enough to know why, or to understand what to do with those feelings. Easing anxiety in children is no easy task, but I do find that small affirmations and daily practices can go far in providing kids the peace they seek along with giving them the tools they need to grow into adults who can handle stress, anxiety and uncertainty.
Teaching Kids about Kindness
With my own children, I find that a focus on kindness and mindfulness seems to be the key to more peaceful days. Random acts of kindness, the goodness we feel when we help others, the inner peace that happens when we take care of our bodies – those are all things that seem to resonate with my 7-year-old, and more recently, my 4-year-old, too. This collection of books was put together with them in mind, including books we personally love, along with some that have been recommended by like-minded friends. Please note, the links below are affiliate links. I look forward to updating this collection of recommendations as our own collection grows!
Links will take you to a more complete description of each book, along with reviews and ordering information. Thanks for visiting!
What Does It Mean to Be Present? A mindfulness starter guide for kids.
Peaceful Piggy Meditation – Who wouldn’t love to make friends with a peaceful piggy?
Peaceful Piggy Yoga – Peaceful piggy again, this time with yoga.
A Handful of Quiet – Happiness in four pebbles.
Sitting Still Like a Frog – Mindfulness exercises for kids
Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Post Bedtime Story
Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake-up Story
Nightlights – Stories to read to your child to encourage calm, confidence and creativity.
Angels at Bedtime – Tales of love, guidance and support to comfort, calm and heal your child.
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? – A daily guide to happiness for kids.
Kindness – A treasury of Buddhist wisdom for kids and parents.
Relax Kids: Pants of Peace – 52 meditation tools for children