#BlackLivesMatter

21 children’s books to spark important discussions about race + tolerance

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What Canadian Kids Should About Black Lives Matter
https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/watch-what-canadian-kids-should-know-about-blacklivesmatter


Apps


Stop Breathe, and Think Kids

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/kids/

Focus, Calm & Sleep is a just-for-kids version of the popular app for teens and adults. It's geared toward kids age 5 through 10, and it features 15 short video meditation "missions," each of which last between two and eight minutes.


Inner Explorer - The Mindful App For Families (FREE)

https://innerexplorer.org/compass/family_onboarding

The stressors in our lives are growing. During the Covid pandemic you may access our easy to use mindfulness program for free to support you and your family.
Proven benefits of the program are :


Favourite Resources that Promote Well-Being during COVID-19 for Children

Mindfulness Everyday wishes to acknowledge and appreciate the generosity, compassion and kindness of all of our community partners who have come together at this time to offer support to all of us at this challenging time.


Heidi's Picks

Let’s get outside and get curious!
Mindfulness for Kids and Caregivers

Wednesday July 29th

Each free 30 min session will be a mix of some simple movement exercises, a mindfulness practice, a description of a practice that can be done in nature, and a short story or poem. These sessions will be an opportunity for you and your child to connect to yourselves, each other and the natural world.
This will be most suitable for children from kindergarten age to grade 6 age, but not exclusive! Adults are very much welcomed and encouraged to join the sessions with the kids! To register: triti.namiranian@mindfulnesseveryday.org | Download Flyer HERE

What Canadian Kids Should About Black Lives Matter
https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/watch-what-canadian-kids-should-know-about-blacklivesmatter

#TheGoodViral - A Campaign of Hope for Kids During Covid-19

Sesame Street Monster Meditation Videos For Kids

Sesame Street: I-Sense with Cookie Monster | Monster Meditation #1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9nE4RE8uiQ

Sounds True Children's Books

https://product.soundstrue.com/soundstruekids/

Sounds True’s children’s books plant the seeds of mindfulness, compassion, kindness, self-care, and other personal growth skills that will benefit our little ones for a lifetime. Books to buy, Sotrytime kits to download and videos to watch - a comprehensive offering.

Breathing Makes It Better: A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between
by Christopher Willard & Wendy O'Leary

 

Read by Christpher Willard on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOV1IYoICm4


Mindful Parenting

Mindfulness Everyday Downloadable Resources for Parents and Children

 

1. Mindful Parenting Family Tool Kit

2. ME Resource LIst of Books, CDs, Apps for Parents

3. ME Resource List for Children


 

How to support student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://smho-smso.ca/blog/how-to-support-student-mental-health-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/


Reaching IN Reaching OUT

https://www.reachinginreachingout.com/

ResilienC - Issue 45, 2020 Coping with COVID-19, #2:

Tips to help you cope with COVID-19


Sesame Street Monster Meditation Videos For Kids

Sesame Street Meditation

Sesame Street and Headspace are teaming up to bring your kids six animated shorts t o help them "learn the fundamentals of mindfulness, meditation and social and emotional learning." Your Kids Can Learn Mindfulness Techniques Thanks to These Sesame Street Animated Shorts

Sesame Street: I-Sense with Cookie Monster | Monster Meditation #1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9nE4RE8uiQ


Susan Kair Greenland - inner kids collaborative response to covid-19

https://innerkids.org/

Join live mindfulness lessons for children, tweens, teens, and caregivers via Zoom Looking for fun and engaging ways to connect with kids, friends, partners, and yourself during this pandemic? On our new site, you'll find 30 minute, pay-what-you-can online classes each weekday, three times a day (9:00 a.m., 12 noon, and 3:00 p.m. PST), taught by our collaborative of experienced mindfulness teachers. The first two weeks are free! To learn more and register, visit this week's class schedule. https://innerkids.org/events/


Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Print and fold a zine version of this comic here. Here are directions on how to fold it. To read this comic in Chinese, click here.To read it in Spanish, click here.


PBS for Parents - How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-you-and-your-kids-can-de-stress-during-coronavirus


Sounds True - Children's Books

https://product.soundstrue.com/soundstruekids/

Sounds True’s children’s books plant the seeds of mindfulness, compassion, kindness, self-care, and other personal growth skills that will benefit our little ones for a lifetime.

Books to buy, Sotrytime kits to download and videos to watch - a comperehensive offering.


Tips and Excerpts from Awakening Joy for Kids

https://www.awakeningjoy.info/teacherForKidsTips.php

A) Awakening Joy for Kids - Book and co-author, Michele Lilyanna

B) Tips for Families in Unsettled Times

C) Five-Minute Playful Focus for Kids in Unsettled Times

D) Tips to Awaken Joy in Kids

E) Climate Action for Kids and Families


Resilience in Challenging Times for Children

Comforting resources for children & their parents

Our children's books plant the seeds of mindfulness, compassion, kindness, self-care, and other personal growth skills that will benefit our little ones for a lifetime. Visit soundstruekids.com for more resources. Also, if you follow us on Facebook, keep an eye out for our Facebook Live Story Time events with our children's book authors.

Watch the Book Reading Video: Happy Right Now

Let Go of "If Only"
Book Reading Video

Eight-year-old Alyssa reads Julie Berry's Happy Right Now to teach us that the best way to be happy is to embrace the circumstances we find ourselves in every day.

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Hello, Sun! Story Time Kit

Celebrate the Sun
Story Time Kit

Five heartwarming activities from author Sarah Jane Hinder that complement Hello, Sun! A Yoga Sun Salutation to Start Your Day—including sunshine stones, a journal, and coloring pages.

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Emily's Idea - Creative Craft Activity

Inspire Connection
Creative Craft Activity

Join the paper doll movement from Emily's Idea by Christine Evans to spread a message of love, connection, and acceptance. Includes a template to make your own paper doll chain.

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Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy

Get to Know Your Breath
Author Instructional Video

When you're mad or worried or can't wake up in the morning, what can you do? Author Mariam Gates leads kids through six exercises from Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy.

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YouTube Read Aloud Mindfulness Books

Alphabreaths - The ABCs of Mindful Breathing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnvn6t51TyQ&t=45s
I Am Peace, A Book of Mindfulness - By Susan Verde | Children's Books Read Aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnR5HDfR3JI
Read Aloud of Exploring Emotions | Teaching Children Mindfulness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7vACrYAl-0
Breathe With Me - Guided Breathing Meditation for Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PYHmihv3wY&t=27s
Social Sprouts Story Time: "My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGmauNlYPCo
A Reading of Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snKYQU8GTyU
ABC Mindful Me Read Aloud - Mindfulness Book by Christiane Engel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U_tbrFWtUg