It’s never too early to learn self-care skills. Whether kids are dealing with major or minor issues, it’s helpful to know that something as simple as taking a few deep breaths can make things better. (At least a little bit.)
Remembering to take those breaths—and the time necessary to settle ourselves and make some good decisions about what to do next—can be challenging, even for adults. Checking out the titles below reminds us all that we have choices about how we respond to the everyday anxieties, accidents and disappointments that come our way.
And just for fun, we’ve included a few titles about other deep things: a young girl and her family deep in the desert; a deep hole, deep in the jungle; a buried bone and what can be found deep inside our planet.
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A breathing practice book in rhyme that teaches children breath awareness and how to use breathing in unpleasant situations to help them keep calm, relax, and focused.
Breathing, thinking ahead, and calming down–mindfulness includes all this and more. Sesame Street characters present big emotions readers have likely faced alongside simple solutions like belly breathing to help kids cope with what they’re feeling. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.
In Mauritania, West Africa, an Arab girl who wants to wear a malafa, the veiled dress worn by her mother and older sister, learns that the garment represents beauty, mystery, tradition, belonging, and faith.
Bear is very angry that he has to leave the park, but after taking a deep breath he learns to let it go.
During quiet time at school, Daniel learns different ways to settle down, like taking a deep breath or reading a book, that he can also use at home to help his baby sister fall asleep for naptime.
Rhyming tale about Tiny, a small but very determined dog, and his pursuit of the big bone he smells buried deep in the earth of the garden.
Takes readers on two exploratory journeys, one underground and the other undersea, both of which end at the earth’s core.