Breathing Makes It Better: A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between

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Many adults have found that meditation and breathing exercises can help when they feel anxious, overwhelmed, sad, or any other of a number of more negative emotions. Not surprisingly, children benefit from these kinds of “calm down” activities as well, and this lovely picture book makes the concept very accessible for even the youngest of readers.

Breathing Makes It Better helps children understand that deep, focused breathing can help when they are struggling, while also being careful to remind us all that EVERYONE feels these things–there’s nothing wrong with being sad or lonely; all emotions come and go, and all are a normal part of life. But sometimes, some deep breaths and a simple mantra can help: “Breathe in, breathe out–peace is near.” Kids from toddlers on up into elementary age can benefit from the simple message this book presents, while parents will appreciate having the story and exercises in their “toolkit” for helping their child learn to cope with the more difficult things in life. Beautiful book, beautiful pictures, and a great message for younger readers.

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Author Christopher Willard
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 36 pages
Publisher Bala Kids
Publish Date 2019-10-01
ISBN 9781611804690 Buy this Book
Issue December 2019
Category Children's


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