This guide provides children aged 5 and up with fun movement and mindfulness activities, all joyfully illustrated, to help them quiet their worries, relax their bodies, and discover the benefits of being present in the moment. Mindfulness is proven to boost children's physical, mental, and socio-emotional development, but establishing the practice requires making it a part of daily life. With delightful illustrations and kid-friendly language, Mindful Moves introduces kids to simple mindfulness activities that are fun, easy to remember, and available for kids to turn to any time the need arises, no matter where they are. Check Your Inner Weather encourages children to tune into how they feel in the moment and accept their feelings without judgement. Stand like a Superhero helps fill kids with inner strength and confidence, while Breathe like a Walrus helps them channel frustration or anger through breath and facial relaxation. Each of the meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and movement activities is designed to help kids stay calm, be present, and feel focused and happy. Whether it's before a busy day at school, in the backseat of the car, during a test, or heading off to bed, this is a guide kids can refer to again and again! AGES: 5 to 7 AUTHOR: Nicole Cardoza is the founder and executive director of Yoga Foster, a national nonprofit that empowers educators to integrate yoga and mindfulness into the school day. A former yoga instructor in schools, she saw the benefits of the practice firsthand and, in 2014, left a career in tech to pursue Yoga Foster full time. Since then, the organisation has reached over 1,500 educators in 500 schools across the U.S., powered by community engagement and key partnerships with Let's Move and lululemon. She is the founder of Anti-Racism Daily, and has been recognized as one of the most influential changemakers in wellness by Forbes, Well + Good, and Wanderlust; and routinely speaks on social impact, equity, and health at foundations such as the Aspen Institute, universities such as Harvard, and Fortune 500 companies including Nike and lululemon. Cardoza has been featured in Yoga Journal, SELF, and Paper magazines. SELLING POINTS: Mindfulness for kids is a growing trend. Countless studies have proven that mindfulness practice helps children perform better in school, manage stress, stay focused, and feel happier. Colourful, joyful illustrations with strong kid appeal. Every page of this book features a mindfulness prompt and cheerful illustrations that make this an inviting guide that children will want to pick up and revisit often.
Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 229 x 203 mm