Mindful Games: Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families by Susan Kaiser Greenland is a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, and anyone else who wants to help kids learn mindfulness. The book is full of fun and engaging games that can help kids develop focus, concentration, and emotional regulation skills. Greenland starts by explaining the basics of mindfulness and how it can benefit kids. She then provides a variety of games that can be used to introduce mindfulness to kids of all ages. The games are divided into four categories: Anchor Games, Visualization Games, Analytical Games, and Awareness Games. Anchor Games help kids develop focus and concentration. Visualization Games help kids develop compassion and kindness. Analytical Games help kids develop clear thinking. Awareness Games help kids develop a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them. Each game is described in detail, with clear instructions and helpful tips. Greenland also includes variations of each game, so you can adapt them to the needs of your kids.
Hopkins Coaches use this book with students of all ages and continually find ways to engage kids in mindfulness using this amazing tool. This is a go-to resource for those moments when you need something practical and helpful. The games are fun and get kids and teens thinking and discussing in new ways.
If you’re looking for ways to bring more focus, concentration, and emotional regulation into your and your child’s life, we definitely recommend this resource.