Children's Nonfiction Emotions & Feelings
Follow Your Breath!
A First Book of Mindfulness
- Kids Can Press
- Initial publish date
- Oct 2020
- Emotions & Feelings, Sense & Sensation, General
- Recommended Age
- 4 to 7
- Recommended Grade
- p to 2
- Recommended Reading age
- 4 to 7
- Publish Date
- Oct 2020
- List Price
Where to buy it
Part of the popular Exploring Our Community series, here's the perfect child-friendly introduction to mindfulness.
Friends Yulee, Nick, Martin and Sally are at Pedro's house for a sleepover. Pedro is moving in a few days, and he's been feeling both sad about leaving his old house and worried he won't be happy in his new one. To try to help Pedro feel better, his mom decides to teach the five friends about mindfulness, which is, as she describes it, “being aware of what is happening right now.” As the children practice focusing on their bodies, using their senses, paying attention to their feelings and accepting life as it happens, Pedro learns there are many ways to manage the stress of his upcoming move.
As with all the titles in the popular Exploring Our Community series, award-winning author Scot Ritchie tells an engaging story about five culturally diverse friends while also providing comprehensive factual information on each spread. Fun mindfulness activities follow the story. Studies have shown the many benefits of mindfulness for young children --- from increased attention and self-control to decreased stress and disruptive behavior --- and teachers are using it more and more in the classroom. By learning how to incorporate mindfulness into their lives, children gain lifelong coping skills they can use to stay physically and mentally healthy. All the facts in the book have been reviewed by a mindfulness expert.
About the author
Scot Ritchie est un auteur-illustrateur primé vivant à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Il a illustré, et parfois écrit, plus de 40 livres pour enfants, dont Suivons la carte, Dis-moi pourquoi et There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Puck.
Scot Ritchie is an award winning illustrator who lives in Vancouver British Columbia. He has illustrated over 40 children's books, (some of which he also wrote) including Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here, Up, Up and Away and the Basics for Beginners series, Hockey, Baseball and Soccer.
The text's light tone is carried over in Bob Graham-esque illustrations.
A must-have for social emotional learning. Ritchie provides an excellent overview of mindfulness for youngsters.
School Library Journal, starred review
... offers comprehensible, serviceable, and timely tools for youngsters.
A reminder to pause, breathe, and notice the moment.
Other titles by Scot Ritchie
A Log Boom’s Journey
On the Line
Célébrons notre patrimoine
Initiation à l'héritage culturel
See Where We Come From!
A First Book of Family Heritage
A World of Mindfulness
Lilliana and the Frogs
Join the No-Plastic Challenge!
A First Book of Reducing Waste
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Moose
Relève le défi zéro plastique
Petits gestes pour réduire la pollution