No resources have been added to this section yet. However, new resources are added frequently!
A world of pausabilities: an exercise in mindfulness
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.
Call#: PZ 8.3 .S582 2017
This book provides practices and activities to cultivate mindfulness, resilience and compassion.
Call#: BF 637 .M37 B2319 2016
Breathe like a bear
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.
Call#: BF 723 .M37 W555 2017
Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-minute mindfulness for busy moms
Easy-to-follow practices that will help moms find quick, daily opportunities to reset and refocus with mindfulness.
Call#: BF 723.M37 W555 2017
Calm & Alert: Yoga and Mindfulness Practices to Teach Self-Regulation and Social Skill to Children
This book gives parents, teachers, therapists, tools to teach mindfulness to kids through yoga.
Call#: WB 890 .M4599 2018
Everyday SEL in Early Childhood: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom
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.
Call#: LB 1072 .T358 2018
Five-minute mindfulness parenting: essays and exercise for parenting from the heart
This book explores the ways in which the time we spend with our children can be calmer and more fulfilling.
Call#: BF 637 .M37 G416 2016
Growing mindful: mindfulness practices for all ages
These 50 unique mindfulness cards teach awareness activities, how to be present in the moment, and to cultivate kindness & curiosity.
Call#: BF 321 .A23 2015
Growing Mindful: mindfulness practices for all ages
This updated Growing Mindful card deck kit features 56 unique mindfulness activities to teach awareness, how to be present in the moment, and cultivate kindness and curiosity.
Call#: BF 637 .Ab199 2019
Growing up mindful: essential practices to help children, teens, and families find balance, calm, and resilience
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.
Call#: BF 723 .M37 .W554 2016
I am peace
Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, this book’s gentle, concrete narration brings the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level.
Call#: WB 890 .V583 2017
It’s raining and I’m okay
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.
Call#: PZ 8.3 .D4961 2017
Little flower yoga for kids: a yoga and mindfulness program to help your child improve attention and emotional balance
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.
Call#: WB 890 .C6601 2013
Meditation for moms and dads: 108 tips for mindful parents and caregivers
This book guides parents through meditation to practice mindfulness and self-care.
Call#: BF 723 .M37 Sm511 2016
Melt anxiety and relax: card deck for kids
This kit has 44 practices to help anxious and worried minds. Kids can learn how to regulate their thoughts and emotions and find ways to express themselves in a healthy way.
Call#: BF 723 .A5 .Ab34 2019
Mindful Discipline : a loving approach to setting limits & raising an emotionally intelligent child
Raising happy, compassionate, and responsible children requires both love and limits. This book weaves together ancient wisdom and modern science to provide new perspectives on parenting and discipline.
Also available as an audiobook on 6 CDs.
Call#: BF 723 .E6 S537 2014
Mindful Games activity cards: 55 ways to share mindfulness with kids and teens
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.
Call#: BF 637 .M4 G73 2017
Mindful parenting for ADHD: a guide to cultivating calm, reducing stress, and helping children thrive
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.
Call#: WS 350.8 .B4621 2015
Mindfulness for carers: how to manage the demands of caregiving while finding a place for yourself
This book is designed for caregivers of sick individuals, which could include parents, and explains mindfulness and the benefits of practicing it.
Call#: BF 723 .M37 R339 2015
Mindfulness skills for kids: card deck and 3 card games
This kit has 52 exercises and practices to help kids calm their mind and body, pay attention, become more self-aware, feel happier and confident, connect with others, and have fun.
Call#: BF 637 .B795 2017
My calm place: yoga, mindfulness & meditation strategies for children
This kit combines yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to calm emotions and promote self-regulation in children.
Call#: BF 637 .N3178 2016
No More Meltdowns
Call#: WS 350.6 .B167n 2008
Peaceful parent, happy kids workbook: using mindfulness and connection to raise resilient, joyful children and rediscover your love of parenting
This workbook for parents is centered around mindfulness and staying calm while parenting.
Call#: HQ 769 .M3417 2018
Planting seeds: practicing mindfulness with children
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.
Call#: BQ 5612 .N49 2011
Raising good humans: a mindful guide to breaking the cycle of reactive parenting and raising kind, confident kids
This book gives parents a guide on how to practice mindful parenting instead of reactive parenting. This guide talks about how to keep your cool, practicing compassion, etc.
Call#: HQ 755.8 .C5471 2019
Ready, Set, Breathe: practicing mindfulness with your children for fewer meltdowns and a more peaceful family
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.
Call#: BF 723 .M37 N224 2015
Roots and wings: mindful parenting in recovery
This book helps parents develop awareness and skills to become the parents they want to be and the parents their children need. Designed for parents in recovery.
Call#: HV 5132 .M337 2018
Sitting still like a frog : mindfulness exercises for kids (and their parents)
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.
Call#: WB 890 .Sn271 2013
The awakened family: a revolution in parenting
This book is all about parenting and the goals and myths of it. Mindless reactions and mindful presence is discussed.
Call#: HQ 755.6 .T8165 2016
The little book of mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace
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.
Call#: BF 637 .M4 C654 2014
Using Imagination, Mindful Play and Creative Thinking to Support Wellbeing and Resilience in Children
This book will encourage children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds by helping children manage transitions, stress, friendships, anger, how to build self-confidence and communication skills.
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.
Call#: PZ 7 .R823 2013
Yoga & Mindfulness Practices for Children card deck
This kit has over 50 activities for children to decrease stress and navigate the stressors of life without becoming overwhelmed. Mindfulness is used throughout the activities.
Call#: WB 890 .C6601ca 2016
Videos and Media
Mindfulness goes mainstream: techniques.
This DVD will teach how to focus your attention in a brand new way in order to improve your overall health and well-being.
Call#: BF 723 .M37 M6619 2017
Located at the University of Wisconsin – Madison
Self-Help for Parents of Children with Autism: Mindfulness and Compassion
This article refers to interventions that support for the mental health and overall well-being of these parents as self-help programs, including mindfulness and compassion meditation.
Self‐Regulatory Growth Effects for Young Children Participating in a Combined Social and Emotional Learning and Mindfulness‐Based Intervention
This article describes a mindfulness-based intervention with preschoolers and its results.
This site offers some of the benefits of mindfulness and how it relates to social-emotional learning (SEL) and shares 51 tips and activities for teaching students how to practice mindfulness.
Nemours KidsHealth (2023)
This site includes information about mindfulness and how to get started with mindfulness.
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin
a list of research articles on mindfulness.
Zero to Three Press (2018)
This site has four main topics which are how can mindfulness help, the COAL mindfulness activity, the 4, 5, 6 breathing activity, and an activity for practicing self-compassion.
This site provides the basics on mindful parenting and tells how it is different from mindfulness in general. The effectiveness of mindful parenting is also talked about.
This site has information on how to raise a mindful family and provides multiple ways to practice mindfulness.
Coping Skills for Kids (2021)
This site provides a basic introduction to mindfulness and how you can introduce mindfulness to young children.