I Am a Peaceful Goldfish
I Am a Peaceful Goldfish teaches kids and families about playful breathing techniques that we can use to overcome our anxiety and feel calm and grounded.
When we are overcome with emotions, our breath—and a bit of imagination—can bring us back to a peaceful place. In this simple story, two children learn how to settle their feelings with imaginative breathing techniques, pretending they are elephants, flowers, even dragons!
This charming book teaches even the youngest readers fun ways to be mindful, relieve anxiety, and regain control over their bodies and actions—an essential and easy-to-learn life skill.
SHOSHANA CHAIM is a former kindergarten and physical education teacher turned wellness expert, who concentrates on helping families make healthy lifestyle choices. She also teaches children’s yoga and hosts The Plant Trainers Podcast. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.
LORI JOY SMITH is an illustrator of multiple children’s books and an artist whose works have exhibited in galleries around the world. Smith lives on Prince Edward Island with her husband, two girls, three cats, two bunnies, one dog, and two sheep.
"A playful way to introduce meditation to young readers who find themselves in stressful situations."
--Globe and Mail
"Toddlers, children, even adults can take a cue from the relaxed cat and other critters and objects that appear in this sweet book when strong emotions overwhelm us ... A great resource for parents and educators for teaching calming practices."
--School Library Journal
"A soothing, logical, and playful introduction to mindfulness for young listeners."
"Engaging, brightly colored illustrations ... [two kids] attempt to imitate [goldfish] by inhaling slow, deep breaths and then letting them out ... eventually, end[ing] up with their hands clasped in front of their hearts, marveling at how serene they feel."
"I Am a Peaceful Goldfish is a helpful aid for teaching the calm down strategy and in a way that is engaging."
--Canadian Review of Materials
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