About the Book
Part of the Mindfuless Moments for Kids series, this mindful meditation exercise featuring a sweet bear cub helps kids feel calm, wherever they are. With this board book, kids will learn to control their breathing and soothe themselves slowly to sleep, just like a bear in hibernation! Best of all, it can be performed anywhere: in the backseat of a car, at home, or even at a child's desk at school. Based on Kira Willey's Parents' Choice GOLD Award-winning writing, this board book series (Listen like an Elephant and the upcoming Bunny Breaths) is the first of its kind and is the perfect tool to help children and parents develop a fun and consistent mindfulness practice. Adapted from the successful Breathe like a Bear hardcover/trade paperback--a collection of mindful moments and exercises for kids--this board book is an easy-to-follow breathing exercise kids can use to manage their bodies, breath, and emotions.
About the Author: Kira Willey, author of Breathe Like a Bear and the Mindfulness Moments for Kids series, is a children's music artist, kids' yoga and mindfulness expert, and creator of Rockin' Yoga school programs. She has released five albums of kids' yoga and mindfulness songs; her work has won Parents' Choice Gold, four Independent Music Awards, and the ASCAP Foundation Children's Songwriting Award. Her hits include "Colors," which was featured in a worldwide Dell ad campaign. Kira created and hosts several yoga-for-kids programs which air on PBS TV affiliates nationwide; and her TEDx talk, "Bite-Sized Mindfulness," can be viewed online. Learn more at kirawilley.com! Anni Betts is a professional illustrator who creates vibrant, cheerful drawings for books, magazines, advertisements, greeting cards, and more. Originally from Illinois, she now lives in Durham, England, with her archaeologist husband, Kamal, new son, Emmett, and adorable dog, Logan. When not illustrating, she can be found exploring the historic sights and natural beauty of the United Kingdom and Europe, baking sweets, going for long walks, and sewing colorful clothes to wear. Visit her online at annibetts.com.