Smell the Flower… Blow Out the Candle is a delightful guide to mindfulness for children! This book will help children pay attention to their bodies, understand their feelings, and make good choices. Every child can use the strategies covered in this book to calm themselves, boost their mood, and improve their focus, and the charming illustrations will definitely keep the children engaged! An added bonus is that it includes social emotional activities for children that can be used by parents at home as well as teachers in the classroom.
As a pediatric occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience, I truly believe that teaching children mindfulness teaches them how to deal with stress, practice empathy, and live with peace and gratitude. This child-friendly introduction to mindfulness will help every child build a greater awareness of their body and emotions. It is a must have for parents, educators, and therapists!