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Part of the Mindfulness Moments for Kids series, this mindful meditation exercise featuring a colorful elephant helps kids feel focused, wherever they are.
With Listen Like an Elephant, kids learn to slow down, listen to the world around them, and focus their minds--no matter how messy life becomes. Best of all, the exercise can be performed anywhere: in the backseat of a car, at home, or even at their desk at school. Written by Kira Willey, winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award, this board book series (also including Breathe Like a Bear and the upcoming Bunny Breaths) is the first of its kind and is the perfect tool to help children and parents develop a fun and consistent mindfulness practice.
Adapted from the successful hardcover and paperback editions of Breathe Like a Bear--a collection of mindfulness moments and exercises for kids--this board book is an easy-to-follow exercise kids can use to manage their bodies, breath, and emotions.
About the Author
Kira Willey, author of Breathe Like a Bear and the Mindfulness Moments for Kids series, is a children’s music artist, kids’ yoga and mindfulness expert, and creator of Rockin’ Yoga school programs. She has released five albums of kids’ yoga and mindfulness songs; her work has won Parents’ Choice Gold, four Independent Music Awards, and the ASCAP Foundation Children’s Songwriting Award. Her hits include “Colors,” which was featured in a worldwide Dell ad campaign. Kira created and hosts several yoga-for-kids programs which air on PBS TV affiliates nationwide; and her TEDx talk, “Bite-Sized Mindfulness,” can be viewed online. Learn more at kirawilley.com!
Anni Betts is an illustrator who creates vibrant, cheerful drawings for books, magazines, advertisements, greeting cards, and more. Originally from Illinois, she now lives in Durham, England, with her archaeologist husband, Kamal; their new son, Emmett; and their adorable dog, Logan. When not illustrating, she can be found exploring the historic sights and natural beauty of the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe, baking sweets, going for long walks, and sewing colorful clothes.
“[A] restrained approach sets this book apart in the growing realm of mindfulness books for children…. A wonderful adaptation of mindfulness practice into board-book format.” —Kirkus Reviews