Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

Book cover for Sitting Like a Frog by Eline Snel

Eline Snel


Book Summary

Simple mindfulness practices to help your child (Ages 9-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions—with a 60-minute audio CD of guided exercises read by Myla Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness—the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is—is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. This little book is a very appealing introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents. In a simple and accessible way, it describes what mindfulness is and how mindfulness-based practices can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware. The book contains eleven practices that focus on just these scenarios, along with short examples and anecdotes throughout.

Read by: Myla Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness, Meditation, Stress reduction, Mental health

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
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