80 fun mindfulness games and activities to teach children ages 5-8 to calm themselves down, focus, be attentive to people around them, and to feel more peaceful.
Mindfulness is one of the most effective practices to teach kids to calm themselves in stressful moments, increase focus and attention, ease anxiety, and promote a sense of empathy toward others. Eline Snel's Sitting Still Like a Frog method of meditation has introduced hundreds of thousands of children worldwide to become more relaxed and attentive, more aware of their bodies and emotions, and to be more open toward others. This Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book is packed with entertaining and useful activities that children can do alone or with a parent, including yoga exercises for tuning into your body; art and cooking projects; stories to meditate on; posters to color and cards to cut out; stickers; attention games; love notes to share; the big family frog game; and much more!
About the Authors
Eline Snel is one of the pioneers of meditation for children and has acquired a worldwide reputation for her simple, effective, and compassionate mindfulness method. A therapist and certified trainer in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn), she runs the Academy for Mindful Teaching. She has recently started a pilot project in various secondary schools to teach mindfulness practices to teenagers. For more information, please visit www.elinesnel.com.
Marc Boutavant is an author and illustrator known primarily for the French series Ariol et Mouk (Ariel and Mouk). He has illustrated more than forty books for young people.