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





Gratitude





Thank Someone, Amy Grant and John Hiatt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgnn2coOu8I



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




Facing Challenges/
Self-Compassion/Persistence



Believe in Yourself Song, with Michael BublĂ© 








Don’t Give Up, with Bruno Mars 






Power of Yet, with Janelle Monae




Self-Acceptance/Self-Esteem






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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to the Facebook folks for your great suggestions! I've added a couple of songs to the list above, and also a couple of songs for teens to the Self-Acceptance playlist: http://www.mindfulteachers.org/2016/03/songs-about-self-acceptance.html

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