MY MAGIC BREATH: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing by Nick Ortner and Alison Taylor

This is a hard cover book that introduces young children to the benefits of mindful breathing. The pages in this book guide children through the steps of deep breathing with the use of beautiful water color illustrations. The illustrations and text on the pages present a visual storyline of taking in a deep breath and exhaling feelings such as happiness, sadness, anger or anxiety as the breath leaves a child’s body.

This story introduces a variety of emotions and describes the calmness that can result from practicing deep breathing. This story is suitable for children ages 4-8 yet can be modified for younger preschoolers.

Kai Foster (they/them), RECE, BSW, MSW
Resource Consultant 
Children’s Inclusion Support Services