Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. Paperback – July 23, 2017
This engaging and interactive book guides children through the practice of naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them.
From wiggly and squirmy to rested and still, Listening to My Body helps children develop a sensations vocabulary so that they can express what they are experiencing.
Easy, kid-friendly mindfulness activities are woven throughout to reinforce the teachings.
Big emotions can be overwhelming! Help your child build on their capacity to engage more mindfully, self-regulate, and develop emotional resilience.
Listening to My Body is a wonderful tool for parents, counselors and teachers! Free resources to accompany this book can be found at http://bit.ly/gabigarciabooks.
(Available in Spanish as Escuchando a Mi Cuerpo.)
Gabi Garcia is a mama, licensed professional counselor, and picture book author. She spent the last 20 years working with students K-12 as a school counselor. Gabi writes books that support parents and educators in nurturing mindful, socially and emotionally aware children.
She is the author of I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids, Listening to My Body and Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion and Mateo Finds His Wow: A story of wonder and gratitude. Her books are available in Spanish (Escuchando a mi Cuerpo, Escuchando con mi Corazón).