Books that Encourage Mindfulness for Kids

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Studies have suggested that practicing mindfulness (living in the moment without preconceived bias) can effectively treat anxiety and depression. With suicide being one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. for those aged 10-64, practicing mindfulness may be a vital tool in preventing or combating anxiety and depression.

With so much happening in the world, it isn’t hard to believe that many children suffer from anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation.

As a Christian, the Holy Bible is the first book we’ll go to help give our children the armor they need to face the world.

7 Christian Mindfulness Books for Kids

  1. Happy: A Children’s Book of Mindfulness – A brilliant, beautiful cover! This book gently encourages children to explore their feelings.
  2. Count Yourself Calm: Taking BIG Feelings to a BIG God (Christian book for kids strong emotions and feelings for children 4-7 for anxiety and anger … regulation, social emotional learning)
  3. Girls Gratitude Journal: 100 Days To Practice Mindfulness With Prompts, Fun Challenges, Affirmations, and Inspirational Quotes for Kids in 5 Minutes a … a Better Life! (Growth Mindset Read Aloud)
  4. 100 Devotions for Kids Dealing with Anxiety
  5. The Best Thing To Do (Little Me, Big God)
  6. The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids: A Journal to Teach Children to Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness
  7. The Weekly Prayer Project for Kids: Journal, Pray, Reflect, and Connect with God (The Weekly Project Series)

7 Mindfulness Books for Kids and Teens

  1. Be More Yoda – A positive book that helps teens aged 13-17 learn how to find joy in a single moment. Perfect for Star War fans.
  2. Mindfulness for Kids in 10 Minutes a Day – It takes practice to build healthy habits. This book for kids aged 8-12 includes meditations and exercises help kids practice daily, for 10 minutes a day. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read this book on your Kindle for no additional cost.
  3. I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness – This New York Times bestseller is for kids aged 2-7 years. It is a part of a lovely book series filled with positive affirmations that teaches kids how to pay attention to their feelings. This series can be read at no additional cost with Amazon Kids+.
  4. The Boy With Big, Big Feelings – This book recommended by teachers helps children learn how to identify and accept their own feelings. The Big, Big is a 4 book series with beautiful illustrations that help support the feelings and creativity of children.
  5. A Little SPOT of Anger – Children often have big emotions so when they’re angry, that usually means they are BIG ANGRY. It can be difficult to calm down when you’re feeling angry this intensely. This books for kids aged 3-7 years, also recommended by teachers, helps children learn how to turn their intense feelings of anger into manageable feelings by learning HOW to express their feelings.
  6. Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere (Mindfulness Moments for Kids) – A lovely, illustrated book with simple guides to being mindful, calm, and happy. An editor’s pick for children aged 3-6.
  7. I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids – An amazing book that teaches children that what they say to themselves matters! This book also celebrates diversity with its beautiful illustrations and is available in Spanish. This is another teachers pick for children aged 3-7.

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