Monday, October 16, 2017

Introducing Mindful Kids

Are you looking for ways to incorporate mindfulness into your children's day? Introducing Mindful Kids from Barefoot Books! 

Easily adaptable for home or classroom use, these cards are structured to take all children, regardless of ability, through their whole day from morning to night with peace and inner strength.

Start the day strong

Has a child in your life woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Use the breathing and visualization activities to help them notice their mood and release any grumpy feelings or worries.

Calm your students

Help kids focus before a test with breathing exercises. Group and partner activities can help students resolve conflict, build friendships and boost other social emotional skills!

Overcome fears

Is a child nervous to try something new? Use these cards to help them practice replacing negative thoughts with positive, encouraging ones.  

Get ready for bed

Tame bedtime struggles with these fun activities! Once you've worked out the wiggles, help little ones slow down for sleep.

Research shows that practicing mindfulness increases focus and concentration, teaches children to self-regulate emotions and develops empathy, self-awareness and kindness.

Mindful Kids was written by an award-winning author and mindfulness expert, with input from early childhood development and inclusion specialists - it's perfect for everyone, from ages 4 to 104!

Looking for more ways to connect mind and body in a meaningful way? Try some of the resources here, including a free yoga activity download!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April is Autism Month

Barefoot Books is committed to giving back, and this month we are giving back to help empower kids on the autism spectrum.  Autism is important to us because it's important to so many of you - parents, teachers, therapists - so we are excited to add this special emphasis to our work this month!

Place an order in April, and Barefoot Books will donate one book for every $60 USD or $75 CAD that you spend - books will be donated to either Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) in the US or Autism Canada in Canada.  For more information about these organizations, and book recommendations from our community, go to our Autism Month 2017 page.  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Diversity Toolbox

Do you want to help your kids embrace diversity and inclusivity but aren't sure how to get started? Sign up for our free discussion guide plus tips and activities that you can use to spark important conversations with your kids.

***Extra bonus - anyone who signs up for the Barefoot diversity toolbox before the end of March will receive a special discount code from me to save 25% on any order of any size placed during the first two weeks of April!***

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Introducing The Barefoot Book of Children

Have you heard the buzz about The Barefoot Book of Children? Everyone from UNICEF to School Library Journal to the inventor of the internet (no, really!) has proclaimed this book as a must-have for every child!

Check out the video Barefoot made to introduce our most diverse and inclusive book yet:

Want one for your own kids? Order here!

Want even more diverse and inclusive books? Go here!

Want to check out all of our new releases? Here you go!

Best of all...want to save 20% on your order of $60 or more? Shop here before March 31st, 2017 and use code LAUGHUS when you check out!