This topical guide on mindfulness will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.

Books

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Growing up mindful: essential practices to help children, teens, and families find balance, calm, and resilience
Christopher Willard
Sounds True, 2016
Growing Up Mindful helps parents, educators, and counselors learn how to embody and share the skills of mindfulness that will empower our children with resilience throughout their lives. Includes more than 75 accessible exercises and practices.
BF 723 .M37 .W554 2016 913767765
Also available in Spanish

The little book of mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace
Patrizia Collard
Gaia Books, 2014
Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. This book will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life.
BF 637 .M4 C654 2014 868040717
Also available in Spanish

Planting seeds: practicing mindfulness with children
Thich Nhat Hanh
Parallax Press, 2011
This book presents hand-on activities to help children and adults relieve stress, increase concentration and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, and improve communication. It includes over 30 full-color illustrations and an audio CD with songs and easy to follow practices.
BQ 5612 .N49 2011681499835
Also available in Spanish

Sitting still like a frog: mindfulness exercises for kids (and their parents)
Eline Snel
Shambhala, 2013
This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.
WB 890 .Sn271 2013  829445889
Also available in Spanish
Also available as a Spanish eBook

Little flower yoga for kids: a yoga and mindfulness program to help your child improve attention and emotional balance
Jennifer Cohen Harper
New Harbinger Publications, 2013
Based on a growing body of evidence that yoga and mindfulness practices can help children develop focus and concentration, the simple yoga exercises in this book can easily be integrated into their child’s daily routine, ultimately improving health, behavior, and even school achievement.
WB 890 .C6601 2013 819383573

Mindful parenting for ADHD: a guide to cultivating calm, reducing stress, and helping children thrive
Mark Bertin
New Harbinger Publications, 2015
This book presents a proven-effective program for helping both parents and kids with ADHD stay calm in the present moment. Parents will also learn how to let go of judgments, reasonably assess their child’s strengths and weaknesses, lower stress levels for both themselves and their child, communicate effectively, and cultivate balance and harmony at home and at school
WS 350.8 .B4621 2015 898424580

Mindful discipline: a loving approach to setting limits & raising an emotionally intelligent child
Shauna Shapiro
New Harbinger Publications, 2014
This book weave together ancient wisdom and modern science to provide new perspectives on parenting and discipline.
BF 723 .E6 S537 2014 877914284

Visiting feelings
Lauren Rubenstein
Magination Press, 2014
Visiting Feelings encourages children to treat their feelings like guests — welcome them in, get to know them, and perhaps learn why they are visiting. Through this purposeful and mindful exploration, Visiting Feelings harnesses a young child’s innate capacity to fully experience the present moment and invites children to sense, explore, and befriend all of their feelings with acceptance and equanimity.
PZ 7 .R823 2013 826860847

A world of pausabilities: an exercise in mindfulness
Frank Sileo
Magination Press, 2017
This book was written to teach children to take a pause in their lives, to stop activity, to understand quiet time, and to think about what they are doing and where they are going.
PZ 8.3 .S582 2017 953738892

Five-minute mindfulness parenting: essays and exercise for parenting from the heart
Claire Gillman
Quid Publishing, 2016
This book explores the ways in which the time we spend with our children can be calmer and more fulfilling.
BF 637 .M37 G416 2016 980003266
Also available as an eBook

Breathe like a bear
Kira Willey
Rodale Kids, 2017
These 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child’s desk at school.
BF 723 .M37 W555 2017 1013974160

Awakening joy
James Baraz and Michele Lilyanna
Parallax Press, 2016
This book provides practices and activities to cultivate mindfulness, resilience and compassion.
BF 637 .M37 B2319 2016 930486047
Also available as an eBook

It’s raining and I’m okay
Adele Devine
Jessica Kingsley Publisher, 2017
This calming story will help children calm their anxieties when things do not go according to plan, when crowds get overwhelming, or when they are tired.
PZ 8.3 .D4961 2017 986560583
Also available as an eBook

Growing mindful: mindfulness practices for all ages
Mitch Abblett
PESI Publishing & Media, 2015
These 50 unique mindfulness cards teach awareness activities, how to be present in the moment, and to cultivate kindness & curiosity.
BF 321 .A23 2015 936006260
Also available in Spanish

Mindful Games activity cards: 55 ways to share mindfulness with kids and teens
Susan Kaiser Greenland and Annika Harris
Shambhala, 2017
Playing games is a great way for kids to develop their focusing and attention skills and to become more mindful. This card deck helps parents, caregivers, and teachers cultivate these qualities at home or in a school setting.
BF 637 .M4 G73 2017 953597867

Everyday SEL in Early Childhood: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom
Carla Tantillo Philibert
Routledge, 2017
This book provides practical strategies for teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, movement, and team-building to help your students grow into contributing and compassionate citizens of the world.
LB 1072 .T358 2018 1026409905

I am peace
Susan Verde
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017
Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, this book’s gentle, concrete narration brings the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level.
WB 890 .V583 2017 973920968
Also available as an eBook

Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-minute mindfulness for busy moms
Shonda Moralis
The Experiment, 2017
Easy-to-follow practices that will help moms find quick, daily opportunities to reset and refocus with mindfulness.
Only available as an eBook

Ready, Set, Breathe: practicing mindfulness with your children for fewer meltdowns and a more peaceful family
Carla Naumburg
New Harbinger Publications, 2015
Ready, Set, Breathe will show you and your child how to focus, calm down, and live in the present moment. Designed for children ages 2-10 years old, this book is fun, engaging, and effective.
Only available as an eBook

 

Videos

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Organizations

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin – Madison

Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin – Madison

Articles

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Web Resources

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