Sunday, May 29, 2016

Great Children's Songs about Mindfulness, Self-Acceptance, and Gratitude

In the song lists about gratitude, etc., I always try to include at least one song that can be used with younger kids. However, most of those songs are geared more toward adolescents and adults.

So here's a whole list with only songs that are appropriate for young children... although the rest of us would also benefit from belly breathing with Elmo!

Emotions & Self-Control

Belly Breathe, with Common and Colbie Caillat


Thank Someone, Amy Grant and John Hiatt

Together is Better (“I'm grateful for my friends.”)

Facing Challenges/

Believe in Yourself Song, with Michael BublĂ© 

Don’t Give Up, with Bruno Mars 

Power of Yet, with Janelle Monae


Everybody Be Yo'self, with Keb Mo

The Ugly Duckling (“It’s good to be me.”)

What I Am, with Will.I.Am

If you have a favorite song for teaching mindfulness or social-emotional skills to kids, please post a comment or email me at mindfulteachers[at]gmail[dot]com so I can add it to the list.