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Children's Nonfiction Mindfulness & Meditation

Calm Down Workbook for Kids (Peace Out)

Stories, activities and meditations to help children relax, get to sleep, manage emotions and more

by (author) Chanel Tsang

Media Lab Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2023
Mindfulness & Meditation
Recommended Age
5 to 8
Recommended Grade
k to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2023
    List Price

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Peace Out: Calm Down Workbook for Kids is a collection of relaxation stories for children that focuses on mindfulness and imagination to teach social-emotional skills. The vibe is calm and friendly, providing a safe space for kids to relax. The author speaks directly to her readers — children and their parents. Her approach has always been to speak to children as if they are curious and capable because they are!
The book includes 40 small sections, with each section including a two page story designed to help kids calm down, relax and think creatively about various interesting subjects, followed by a yoga relaxation exercise and a mindful "moment" to help them control their thoughts and emotions.
Many pages also include a creativity exercise or a QR code that takes readers directly to the Peace Out podcast episode on which the entry is based. It's enough to ensure kids relax, gain control of their emotions or fall asleep easily, as needed.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Chanel Tsang is a Montessori teacher, yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher, and family supports practitioner (supporting programs for families with children ages 0­–4 years). She incorporates her 15+ years of experience working with children and families in the early years and education sectors to create the Peace Out podcast as a resource for teachers and parents who want to introduce social-emotional learning and mindfulness to their children. She currently works at the Centre for Child Development, Mental Health, and Policy at the University of Toronto.