Teach Your Child Meditation: 70 Fun & Easy Ways to Help Kids De-Stress and Chill Out

Teach Your Child Meditation: 70 Fun & Easy Ways to Help Kids De-Stress and Chill Out

by Lisa Roberts

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Overview


Help your child calm down, relieve stress, and achieve greater mindfulness with this illustrated guide to teaching kids meditation and breathing techniques—complete with 70 step-by-step exercises.

Even children need to learn ways to calm and center themselves. With its hands-on exercises, Teach Your Child Meditation gives kids ages 5-12 important tools to relieve anxiety, cultivate mindfulness, and gain confidence. More than 70 illustrated exercises—which all have fun names like “Funny Bunny Breath” and “Elephant Shower”—are organized to highlight their special benefits: choose from such categories as “Hocus Pocus, I Can Focus,” “The Chill Zone,” “Stress Busters,” or a section with group exercises that teachers and parents alike will love. Whether the goal is for a child to sleep better, concentrate before a big test or game, or enjoy some much-needed relaxation, this guide helps anyone who loves and plays with children to introduce them to the many benefits of meditation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454929185
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 506,304
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Lisa Roberts is a registered yoga teacher and registered children’s yoga teacher, and holds a certificate in children’s yoga therapy. She has worked in the pediatric wellness field since 2006 and currently runs the inpatient yoga program at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Lisa offers professional training teaching Kids Adaptive and Accessible Yoga for pediatric professionals, parents, and yoga teachers. In addition to Teach Your Child Meditation, she has developed a line of teaching tools for pediatric yoga teachers, parents, and kids.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Getting Started 4

Guidelines 4

Posture Guide for You and Your Child 8

Part 1 I'm the Boss of My Breath

All About: Breathing Techniques for Calm, Still, In-Control Kids 16

Stress Test 18

Hoberman Sphere 20

Pinwheel Breathing 22

Bubble Breath 24

Bubbles in Milk 26

Singing Breath 28

Feather Breath 30

Snorkel Breath 33

Elevator Ride 34

Belly Breathing 36

Back Breathing 38

Side Breathing 40

Sandbag 42

Three-Part Breath 44

Equal Breath 46

Lengthening the Exhale 48

Four-Square Breathing 50

Ocean Breath 52

Big Round Tire Breath 54

Taco Tongue 56

Part 2 Hocus Pocus, I Can Focus

All About: Meditation Techniques for Clear, Bright, and Focused Minds 60

Balloon Breath 62

Melting Snowflakes 64

Centering 66

Sunshine Breath 68

Twister Breath 70

Snow Globe Meditation 72

Dropping in 74

Spiderweb Breath 78

Take Ten 80

Focused Breathing 82

Mantra 84

Part 3 Stress Busters and Energy Equalizers

All About: Activities to Release Stress and Regulate Energy Levels 88

Lion's Breath 89

Bumblebee Breath 90

Waterwheel 92

Elephant Shower 94

Horse Breath 96

Funny Bunny Breath 97

Firework Breath 98

Locomotive 100

Thunderstorm 102

Milkshake 104

Spaghetti Boil 106

Sun Breath 108

Fuel Your Moves 110

Dragon Breath 114

Blow It Away 116

Whale Breath 118

Tap-Tap-Tap 120

Part 4 The Chill Zone

All About: Techniques for Super Relaxed, Happy Kids 124

Take Five 126

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Relax 128

Shine Your Light: A Heart Meditation 130

Magic Feather Meditation 132

Wax Museum 135

Squeeze and Release 136

Body Scan 138

Magic Carpet Ride 141

Ink Bath 144

Sixty-One-Point Meditation 146

The Big Chillax 150

Ocean Drift 152

Sleeping Mouse 154

Rainbow, Rainbow Meditation 156

Crocodile 158

Part 5 Connect

All About: Playful Ways to introduce Wellness to Partners and/or Small Groups 162

Feel the Vibration 163

People-Powered Plane 166

Air Soccer 168

Golf 170

The Sshh Game 172

Scarves 174

Pencils 176

Acknowledgments 179

Index 180

About the Author 184

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