NB Picks - Best Yoga & Meditation Books for Children
Yoga and meditation are wonderful tools we as adults can use to calm our minds and move our bodies in safe and respectful ways. What better gift for our children than to pass on these same tools, allowing them to take full advantage of their natural flexibility (long lost to most of us 'grown-ups'!) and inquisitive nature? Naomi, our owner, bookseller and a former schoolteacher, tracked down these 7 amazing books that will help start your little ones on their journey of mindful living.
This colorful menagerie of yoga poses featuring animals will help kids take part in the age-old practice and enjoy yoga’s benefits in a fun and engaging way.. Yoga reduces stress, increases the sense of well being, and encourages mindfulness—and it can also be fun. This book features double-page spreads of 15 animal asanas—animals in yoga poses.
Calm and awake, "I can do this!"
is all I need to say.
A deep breath in, a long breath out—
I am ready for the day!
Kids love yoga—and it’s great for them, so much so that the President’s Council has added the practice to the fitness activities in the annual President’s Challenge. For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep.
Share this gentle picture book with your little bunnies to help them relax and unwind. Great in the classroom for groups of yoga bunnies or at home.
Yoga Bunny helps readers wind down as they learn beginning yoga poses, from downward dog to tree pose. Brilliant author-illustrator Brian Russo shows readers just how relaxing yoga can be.
This accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness is the perfect introduction for young children
Flutter, wiggle, jiggle—it’s never too early to introduce children to the fun and healthy joys of yoga
Flutter like a butterfly.
Twist and turn like a grasshopper.
Wiggle, jiggle, and giggle like a beetle.
Kids love bugs—and what better way to get them excited about yoga than with the help of our multi-legged friends?