Counting to Calm

Counting to Calm
Co-Authors / Illustrators
  • Betania Zacarias
Publisher Name
Soaring Kite Books
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Release Date
March 05, 2024
"One―Deep breath in, nice and slow. Two―Now breathe out . . . there you go."
Introduce self-regulation to the youngest readers early on by allowing them to model breathing, stretching, and movement with a parent or educator in 10 action-packed steps.

This board book allows children to refocus their minds and energies to achieve calm or to regain attention before doing activities that require more concentration. The upbeat rhyming text paired with vibrant illustrations makes for an engaging read aloud whether at home or in the classroom.

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Playful Steps for Calming Down
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Counting to Calm is a board book designed for the youngest of readers to begin the steps of self-regulation. Calming down is broken down into fun and playful steps with rhyming lyrics making it easy to follow along and feel like a game. The pictures reflect a young reader making it relatable to the intended audience. If you acted out the steps along with our character you would be calmer and ready to begin your day or to begin again after big emotions. Overall, this book is designed as a first step for toddlers+ to learn mindfulness and calming down techniques and I think it would work great for this purpose.
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