The best way to start a conversation is with a shared story. Use these books to talk with children about various mindfulness and emotional awareness topics.
Ages 4 - 6*
It's Hard to be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel by Jamie Lee Curtis
How Are You Peeling?: Foods with Moods by Joost Elfers
It's Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr
My Mouth is a Volcano by Julie Cook
Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer
Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee Maclean
Ages 7 - 9*
Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis
A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress by Laurie Grossman & Mr. Musumeci's 5th Grade Class
Ages 10 - 12*
Zen Shorts by John J. Muth
*Age ranges are a recommendation; you know the kids best. Always preview a book before sharing it with a child and think about potential questions and conversations that may come up.