This heartwarming picture book is the perfect way to introduce young children to the practice of mindfulness and meditation. With beautiful graphics and diverse characters, Willard and O’Leary paint a gorgeous portrait of our most powerful tool: the breath. Depicted in a way that small children can relate to and comprehend, this book offers a way for adults to talk to the little ones in their lives about stress reduction and self awareness. Namaste!
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.
About the Author
DR. CHRISTOPHER WILLARD is an author and educator who teaches at Harvard Medical School and serves on the board of the Mindfulness in Education Network and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. An established speaker in both meditation and psychotherapy communities, he regularly leads workshops and presents at conferences around the world. WENDY O'LEARY, MEd, is a holistic health educator and certified yoga teacher with over twenty-five years of experience developing and teaching programs with a focus on social-emotional learning, mindfulness, and mind-body strategies for well-being. She has extensive direct experience working with children and teens in schools, nonprofit organizations, and afterschool programs; and she provides staff development trainings and parent workshops in addition to individual and group work with people from pre-K through adulthood.