Build Your Calm Corner!

Build a "calm corner," a positive "take a break" space. Fill it with items that encourage self-regulation--books that teach mindfulness and comforting plushes!

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, Max Lang

Grumpy Monkey

Suzanne Lang, Max Lang

Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile, and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can't take all the advice...and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?


Grumpy Monkey Soft Toy

Grumpy Monkey soft toy is a genuine companion for kids in any mood, with all kinds of feelings. Made of shaggy brown plush fur, big soft ears for good listening, long arms for cuddling, big soft hands and feet, and with unmistakably grumpy expression, Jim Panzee can help kids learn to accept their feelings. Grumpy Monkey is ready to turn any frown upside down!

Grumpy Monkey Soft Toy measures 12"H

Breathe Like a Bear by Kira Willey, Anni Betts

Breathe Like a Bear

Kira Willey, Anni Betts

A collection of 30 mindfulness meditations and exercises to help kids feel calm, focused, and energized wherever they are.

Breathe Like a Bear: First Day of School Worries by Kira Willey, Anni Betts

Breathe Like a Bear: First Day of School Worries

Kira Willey, Anni Betts

Great for first-day worries (or any-day) worries, this uses an easy-to-follow breathing exercise, mindful prompts, and a soothing mantra that will help kids navigate their anxiety long after the final page.

The Cat on the Mat by Bonnie Worth, Aristides Ruiz

The Cat on the Mat

Bonnie Worth, Aristides Ruiz

Beginning readers will learn to cultivate calmness and focus with the Cat in the Hat in this simple rhymed introduction to mindfulness meditation!

Stickler Loves the World by Lane Smith

Stickler Loves the World

Lane Smith

Stickler, an original character covered in sticks and with multiple ever-changing eyes, loves its little world.  Stickler Loves the World encourages awareness and mindfulness with a joyous and lighthearted touch.

Happy by Nicola Edwards


Nicola Edwards

 This poetically-written introduction to mindfulness touches upon the most important aspects of life--feeling, discovering, smelling, listening, and all the things that bring the world to life.

Meddy Teddy by Apple Jordan, Nicholas Hong

Meddy Teddy

Apple Jordan, Nicholas Hong

Meddy encourages readers to try yoga poses as he comes out of hibernation, greets the springtime, and teaches his forest friends how to mindfully get through a variety of situations. On each page, Meddy shows how to execute a pose, including downward-facing dog, tree pose, warrior, and more.

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