by Gabi Garcia
Listening to My Body is an engaging and interactive picture book that introduces children to the practice of paying attention to their bodies. Through a combination of story and simple experiential activities, it guides them through the process of noticing and naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them, helping to build on their capacity to engage mindfully, self-regulate and develop a deeper sense of well-being.
From “buzzing” and “tingly” to “wiggly” and “squirmy”, Listening to My Body gives children the vocabulary to name their sensations and cultivates the message that whatever they are experiencing is okay. Putting these concepts into practice will help children get better at figuring out what they need to show care and kindness for themselves, especially when they experience difficult emotions.
Listening to My Body is a wonderful resource for parents, counselors and teachers!