Sitting Still Like a Frog and Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book Audio Exercises

Sitting Still Like a Frog Audio

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. You can also go to SoundCloud directly and download all the tracks to your device or 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.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book Audio

Read by Della Omafray

The audio downloads that accompany Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book include yoga exercises, a game that teaches your child how to just listen, and a meditation on the bird of happiness.

To play the audio exercises in your web browser, click the links below. You can also go to SoundCloud directly and download all the tracks to your device or computer.

Track 1: Windmill Yoga

This exercise strengthens your heart and helps create balance in your body.

Track 2: Butterfly Yoga

Moving like a butterfly strengthens your back and makes your hips supple.

Track 3: The Kind Cobra

This exercise opens your heart and strengthens your belly muscles.

Track 4: The Little Bowls

Patting your body with your hands will make you feel refreshed.

Track 5: Sound Landscape

Now you are going to hear all kinds of sounds. Can you try to listen to them as though you were hearing them for the first time, without “judging” them and without necessarily trying to recognize them?

Track 6: The Bird of Happiness

To end the book, you can listen to this final meditation, and then draw what you saw while flying with the bird of happiness.

These audio files accompany the book Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book, copyright © 2019 by Shambhala Publications, Inc., translated from Calme et attentif comme une grenouille, Ton guide de sérénité. © Éditions des Arènes, Paris, 2017; © Audio script: Eline Snel.

Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book

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

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