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Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

By Eline Snel

Audio Exercises

Read by Myla Kabat-Zinn

The audio exercises included with Sitting Still Like a Frog are based on mindfulness-training exercises for adults and developed especially for children and their parents. They form the core of learning to be more mindful at different times throughout the day. You can do the exercises together with your child or children. Some kids like to do the exercises on their own, and many parents love doing the exercises themselves. You can do them sitting on the floor, on a couch or chair, or lying in bed.

To play the audio exercises in your web browser, click the links below. To save them, right click on the links below and download the files to your computer.

 

Introduction

 

Exercise 1: Sitting Still Like a Frog

Basic meditation for kids age 7–12

 

Exercise 2: The Little Frog

Basic meditation for kids age 5–12 or anyone who wants a simpler, shorter version of exercise 1

 

Exercise 3: Attention to the Breath

Directing and shifting your attention

For kids age 7–12 and older

 

Exercise 4: The Spaghetti Test

Relaxation for kids age 5–12 and older

 

Exercise 5: The Pause Button

How not to react automatically

For kids age 7–12 and older

 

Exercise 6: First Aid for Unpleasant Feelings

For kids age 7–12 and older

 

Exercise 7: A Safe Place

Visualization for kids of all ages

 

Exercise 8: The Conveyor Belt of Worries

When those thoughts won’t stop churning

For kids age 7–12 and older

 

Exercise 9: A Little Boost

When things are looking down

For kids age 5–12

 

Exercise 10: The Secret of the Heart Chamber

Practicing kindness

For kids age 7–12

 

Exercise 11: Sleep Tight

For kids of all ages

 


 Interested in the online course?

Click here:

Sitting Still Like a Frog:
An Online Course in Teaching Mindfulness to Kids


 

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