Calm Heart Books

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Calm Heart Children’s Picture Book Series

Publish dates coming soon!

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Helping Ants and Making Good Choices by Kelly Wood, illustrated by Kazumi Wilds

Written in engaging rhyme, this book tells a story of Maria kindly bringing her mother flowers, only to discover a hidden visitor—a tiny ant. As she contemplates what to do with the insect “Catch him? Leave him? Feed him?” Maria remembers her yoga teacher, Miss Kelly, who says, “We make good choices when we are calm.” Maria takes a calm breath and chooses to slowly carry the ant outside, where it can live and be free.

Part of the Calm Heart Books series, Helping Ants & Making Good Choices, is a gentle tale that will quickly become an often-requested favorite in your household and in the classroom. With beautiful illustrations, these books weave together fact and fiction.

Each book is followed by a yoga pose for the child and a partner pose. Simple instructions paired with positive affirmations help children remember why calming oneself is helpful. Breathing exercises have been proven to reduce stress in children and adults. Kelly Wood is an expert Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher. Her signature teaching methods successfully provide children with methods of constructive self-regulation in their formative years, inspiring children to develop a calm heart.

This book concludes with a heart-drawing project.
 

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Shining Snow Globes and Listening by Kelly Wood, illustrated by Kazumi Wilds

Written in engaging rhyme, this book delivers the important message that children become better listeners when they are calm. The story unfolds as Mateo and his Aunt Sophia make a snow globe. The aunt’s advice to slow down reminds Mateo of his school yoga teacher, Miss Kelly, who says, “When we breathe calmly, our ears work better.” Mateo’s acceptance of these helpful words result in a joyful day, creating art and learning that it is good to go slowly and listen.

Part of the Calm Heart Books series, Shining Snow Globes and Listening, is a gentle tale that will quickly become an often-requested favorite in your household and in the classroom. With beautiful illustrations, these books weave together fact and fiction.

Each book is followed by a yoga pose for the child and a partner pose. Simple instructions paired with positive affirmations help children remember why calming oneself is helpful. Breathing exercises have been proven to reduce stress in children and adults. Kelly Wood is an expert Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher. Her signature teaching methods successfully provide children with methods of constructive self-regulation in their formative years, inspiring children to develop a calm heart.

This book concludes with instructions on how to make your own snow globe.