Now available as a board book

Open your arms wide like Alligator jaws.

Let your arms flap gently like a Butterfly.

Imagine blowing out the candles
on a birthday Cake.

Make mindful breathing fun—
it’s as easy as A-B-C!

In Alphabreaths, children will learn both their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises and vivid illustrations they’ll want to come back to again and again. Each letter of the alphabet teaches a simple mindfulness practice to help kids gain confidence, manage stress and frustration, practice kindness and gratitude, and much more. 

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Downloadable PDF with an Alphabreaths guide and cut-out card deck.
With the generous support from our buy-one, give-one initiative for the picture book, the Sounds True Foundation donated 750 copies to Book for Kids!

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Christopher Willard, Author

Chris is a clinical psychologist and is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He’s a dad, psychologist, teacher, speaker, traveler, and the author of several books on mindfulness for children and teens.

Daniel Rechtschaffen, Author

Daniel is the author of The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook. He is the director of Mindful Education, which helps educators and students develop attention and compassion in the classroom through mindfulness.

Holly Clifton-Brown, Illustrator

Holly is a freelance illustrator. She’s the illustrator of many books for children, including Lion’s Lullaby, Stella Brings the Family, So Many Smarts!, and Tell Me a Story, Rory.

We start with small pieces.
We don’t start with teaching calculus in Kindergarten.
We start with teaching 1+1.
Likewise, when we start teaching mindfulness,
we can think of these breathing practices as building blocks.
—Christopher Willlard

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