In this busy world, even young children are feeling stressed. Using read alouds, we can help them understand how to relax and be mindful. Here are my favorite books about calming strategies!
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Bee Still by Frank J. Sileo
In this story, a young bee teaches other garden creatures how to meditate. Bentley lives in a busy, bustling bee hive. The illustrations show how this wise bee handles the stress.
I am Peace by Susan Verde
This story shares how mindfulness can help children. It encourages children to breathe, taste, smell and be present in the here and now. It helps them understand how to manage their emotions, make good choices and balance their busy lives.
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My Magic Breath by Nick Ortner
This story helps guide students into a space of mindfulness, self-awareness and balance. Children will discover calming strategies through the magic of mindful breathing.
Puppy Mind by Andrew Jordan Nance
Sometimes our minds are like puppies – they like to wander and have a hard time focusing. The book shares how we can use mindful breathing to calm our minds.
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about self management skills!
What are some other picture books about calming strategies that you read aloud in your classroom?
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