Title: Big Breath, A Guided Meditation for Kids
Author: William Meyer
Illustrator: Brittany R. Jacobs
Publisher: New World Library, Aug. 2019
Themes: meditation, relaxation, breathing
Find a comfy spot,
Maybe on a squishy cushion, or a comfy blanket.
Each page invites readers to notice the present moment without judging what is or changing it to something else.
Why I like this book:
I returned to meditating a couple of years back when I was going through a very stressful time in my life, and honestly, even as an adult, I could have used this gentle message to get me going again. I love the calming tone of the words. It feels natural, easy to follow, and inviting.
Does your breath sound like ocean waves? Like the wind before a storm or a breeze at the start of spring? Can you feel it all the way down to the tips of your toes?
By the time you open your eyes, you might just feel a little lighter, calmer, more relaxed.
This is a great book for teachers and caregivers for their children as we look for ways to bring calm and focus into a speedy world! This focus on mindfulness and meditation is really for all ages, for antsy as well as quiet kids. Brittany does an amazing job of enticing and soothing illustrations supporting a text that is obviously less active than many picture books. A winner.
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