Listening to My Body: Helping Kids Connect Sensations and Feelings
Listening to My Body is an engaging and interactive picture book that introduces children to the practice of listening to their bodies. Through a combination of story and simple experiential activities, it guides them through the process of noticing and naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them, while helping them build on their capacity to engage mindfully, self-regulate, and develop a better sense of well-being. From “buzzing” and “tingly” to “wiggly” and “squirmy”, Listening to My Body gives children a vocabulary to name their sensations and cultivates the message that whatever sensation or feeling they experience is okay. It will empower children to “listen to their bodies”, so they can get better at figuring out what they need to show care and kindness for themselves, especially when they experience difficult emotions. Listening to My Body is a wonderful resource for parents, counselors and teachers!