#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 for Children, Parents and Care-givers

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

Empowering Education Mindful Moments for Schools K-8
https://soundcloud.com/empoweringeducation-info

 

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

 

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

 

 

Mindful Parenting Family Tool Kit

Mindfulness can be fun! Here you will find inclusive ways to bring Mindfulness practice to your family life. This is a tool kit if you will, of all ages Mindfulness practices. Please adapt and make them your own, in a way that suits your family. Bring Mindfulness to all of your life with your children. Remembering the key is to take your oxygen before embarking on anything. Simply pay attention to your breath and your body and add Mindfulness before reacting.

Download Mindfulness Everyday Resource List for Parents, Educators & Helping Professionals

This curated list of resources is the result of over a decade of providing mindfulness programs in educational and community settings. It reflects the content of our own personal library and offers a diversity of approaches – there is no one size fits all in mindfulness. We encourage those on the journey to investigate for themselves what resonates, and what resoruces they can use with confidence and authenticity. ~ Heidi Bornstein and Stephen Chadwick, founders, Mindfuness Everyday.

Some of the links found on mindfulnesseveryday.org are Amazon Affiliate referral links. Mindfulness Everyday is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.ca and Amazon.com. This means that if a reader clicks on text or an image, mindfulnesseveryday.org may receive a commission from purchases. There is no additional cost to you — it helps pay for scholarships for educators who need financial support for our training programs.

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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


Empowering Education Mindful Moments for Schools K-8

https://soundcloud.com/empoweringeducation-info

Playlist of guided practices that are suitable for both school and home


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