16 Books About Mindfulness and Meditation for Younger Kids

by Keith Rice

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If the year so far has demonstrated anything, it is the importance of practicing mindfulness, developing coping mechanisms, and indulging in self-care. Whether it’s meditation, yoga, or simply making time for the things that make us happy, being mindful of our emotional and mental wellbeing is key to being fulfilled in life. Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness techniques to help reduce stress, focus on their thoughts, and unpack their emotions. Fortunately, there are plenty of books to introduce them to mindfulness at various ages and stages.

Here are 16 books that will help younger kids learn how to slow down, focus on their breathing, and become more mindful of big emotions swirling around inside them.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2020 and updated in 2022.