More ABCs of Mindful Breathing
by Christopher Willard, PsyD; Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA
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Pub Date 27 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 27 Sep 2022
Teach children the basics of mindful breathing—along with their ABCs—in this playful and interactive picture book.
In Alphabreaths Too, children learn their ABCs along with the basics of mindfulness through fun exercises and illustrations they’ll want to come back to again and again. Each letter of the alphabet teaches a simple mindfulness, or compassion-based, practice to help kids focus their thoughts, feel calm, express gratitude, and hold positive feelings for others. A great standalone title or a companion volume to Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing, this is a perfect book for the classroom or home library.
Breaths like Astronaut Breath and Fireworks Breath help children use their imaginations, while breaths like Gift Breath and Kite Breath help them fill their hearts with gratitude and send good wishes to others. They can breathe with a partner using Drawbridge Breath, relax with Ocean Breath, or get their wiggles out using Pirate Breath.
Alphabreaths Too offers a meaningful introduction to mindfulness for children, all while keeping them delighted with imaginative inspiration and hours of fun. It’s as easy as A-B-C!
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Average rating from 45 members
What an awesome ABC book. Our toddler loved it and the illustrations are great. We really enjoyed reading during the day and using it as a learning lesson and then also could use it for quieter times near end of the day.,
I adore this children's book listing A to Z breathing techniques for relaxation. Great for all ages with beautiful illustrations.
I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. A great alphabet book and a book about breathing too.
Loved this one just as much as the first. This will be a great tool to use throughout storytimes to help calm a group of kiddos. Plus, the art is just fantastic
a simple writing style that makes the book easy to understand and adorable, vibrant illustrations that are pleasing to the eye all make up a fun tool to teach kids of all ages the importance of mindfulness. i especially liked the love breath and the universe breath. incredibly clever! *thank you, netgalley, for the eARC!*
I adore this children's book. Having an anxious child, myself I found this book a great way to make relaxation fun for us both. We used to struggle when I would instruct them to breath in and out. They always looked at me like I was crazy. Now we can read the book and pick out our favorite breathing examples and try them out. When one of us finds ourselves needing a moment, we mention our favorite one.
The illustrations are cute, and the descriptions are easy to understand and mimic. This is something that can be helpful in many ways. I would recommend this book.
Thank you NetGalley for the arc.
This one combines a stellar introduction and lesson of the ABCs with a principle we don’t see too often in children’s literature – that of mindfulness. From astronauts, bunnies, chocolate, fireworks, Kites, islands, and more – this one will have your little one mastering the ABCs with as much fun as possible. Bonus: the little girl on the cover is just about the cutest ever.
My 7 year old and I were already fans of the first Alphabreaths book so I jumped on it right away when I saw “Alphabreaths Too”. Like the first book, the different breaths were adorable, illustrations gorgeous, and the interactivity was the perfect combination to keep my daughter engaged. She frequently came back to the ebook to try a “new breath”.
I believe mindfulness is such an important topic to teach kiddos and this book is the perfect example of what works. I personally feel this book would be great for a wide range of ages and, as someone who homeschools and frequently thinks of these things, can be incorporated into different SEL activities as well.
I will definitely be buying a physical copy of this to go right next to its predecessor.