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Story Time: Stress Relief Story for Children

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Did you know paying attention to your breath is considered practicing mindfulness? The American Psychological Association found that practicing mindfulness and awareness is proven to lower stress levels in children and adults.*

Elizabeth Erwin, EdD, early childhood expert and author of The Power of Presence (coming October 2020) reads a beautiful story for young children, Breathing Makes It Better, by Christopher Williard and Wendy O’Leary. Grab your child and take this moment to practice presence and mindfulness with Dr. Erwin—and enjoy the many benefits! 

Find more mindfulness activities for families and educators and breathing exercises for young children.



About the author 

Elizabeth Erwin, EdD, is a professor of early childhood, elementary, and literacy education at Montclair State University. Her scholarship explores early childhood and inclusive education, the power of mindfulness and well- being, family-professional partnerships, a sense of belonging in early childhood, and self-determination. She is a prolific author and has published widely in prestigious academic journals and books.



*Davis, Daphne M., and Jeffrey A. Hayes. 2012. "What Are the Benefits of Mindfulness?” Monitor on Psychology 43(7): 64.

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