On Thursday, November 17, First Grade zoomed with picture book author, Christopher Willard. In Willard’s picture books, Alphabreaths and Alphabreaths, Too, children learn the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Each letter of the alphabet teaches a simple mindfulness, or compassion-based, practice to help kids focus their thoughts, feel calm, express gratitude, and hold positive feelings for others. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help them remember to fill their heart with gratitude and send good wishes to others. They can breathe with a partner using Drawbridge Breath, relax with Ocean Breath, or get their wiggles out using Pirate Breath.
Given Brookwood’s long-standing relationship with Chris Willard, he is offering signed and discounted copies of both of his books to Brookwood families. If interested in purchasing a signed copy of Alphabreaths or Alphabreaths, Too, please fill out this form. The $18.99 list price is offered at $12.00 for Brookwood families, and we will bill you through the Business Office.