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Meditation for Kids: Books, Articles and Other Resources

May 30, 2013

I have recently added some books to this list, so thought it time to reblog it. It’s wonderful to see how many new resources there are available for introducing children to mindfulness and meditation. Although I should perhaps say that I don’t formally teach my own kids to meditate at all, figuring that modeling is better – they see me meditate, and when they are interested and ask, I respond. We do have all of these books, which they regularly read, so the idea of meditation is part of their worldview. I want them to turn to it naturally when/if they want to.
Please feel free to share your own suggestions for resources in the comments…

Mommy Mystic

I am frequently asked about meditation resources for kids, so here is a compilation of the best resources I have found. First, are books you can read to your kids, and then books you can use to learn how to teach them meditation, as a parent or teacher. Note that these books are all geared for pre-teen children (perhaps I will create a list for teenagers someday.) After the book lists are some articles about research on children’s meditation, as well as meditation programs in schools. Finally, I have included a list of organizations currently teaching meditation in schools and other settings.

Thanks to all of you that suggested books or resources for this post, and if you have any more to contribute, please feel free to add them in the comments!

Books for Kids

Each Breath a SmileEach Breath A Smile, by Sister Susan – Based on the teachings of Vietnamese…

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  1. October 24, 2013 4:04 am

    Thanks for assembling such a great list of resources.
    A few years back when my daughter was 4, I went in search of books to teach meditation to young children. I couldn’t really find anything so I wrote a little book called “Nurturing a Gentle Heart”. It has meditation, relaxation and reflection exercises. It is available on amazon.

  2. November 8, 2013 9:01 pm

    Thanks Kristen, I will check it out when I can. So wonderful to see more and more people helping children connect with meditation! – Lisa

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