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Mindful Magic

23 Meditations for Calm Kids

Christy Monson Theresa Bellón

9781638190950
48 pages
Bushel & Peck Books
Overview

Mindfulness and meditation are powerful tools-especially for kids!

In Mindful Magic, parents, caregivers, and teachers will find 23 simple meditations that kids can use to feel more calm, more loved, more grateful, and more at peace. Written by therapist Christy Monson, each meditation takes only a few minutes and includes deep breathing, relaxation, and positive affirmations. In a world with increasing demands on our children-technology, busy schedules, social pressures-research shows early routines with mindfulness help build flexibility, resiliance, and positive self-esteem. Plus, it feels great!

Accompanied by colorful, charming watercolor illustrations, meditations are organized into several easy-to-use sections.

NATURE'S PEACE: Meditations to Find Calm

  • Blow a Feather
  • Apple Blossom Snow
  • Flower Power
  • Watching the Waves
  • Whispering Forest

FOCUS WITH COLOR: Meditations to Focus

  • The Strong Red Lighthouse
  • The Tireless Gray Seagull
  • The Focused Blue Lake
  • The Determined Yellow Sun

ARTFUL IMAGINATION

  • Meditations to Strengthen One's Imagination
  • Squiggle Drawing
  • Building Blocks
  • Nature Songs

ANIMAL ANTICS: Meditations to Change One's Energy Level

  • Monkey Face
  • Slithering Snake
  • Gliding Manta Ray
  • Alligator Snap
  • Baby Elephant Trot

CONNECTION SECTION: Meditations to Connect with Loved Ones

  • Loving Others
  • Self-Connection
  • Thought Connections
  • Far-Away Connections
  • Family Connections
  • Gratitude Meditation