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Wonderous World: Poetry for Discovery and Mindfulness

The world can be a stressful place, especially for children, and one way to help them process it is through poetry. Whether teaching children to be mindful, helping them explore their emotions or to appreciate nature, poetry opens a safe world for children to heal, grow and learn. Use this list of books as a starting point to teaching your children a bit about themselves and the wonders of the world around them.

The world today can be a stressful place, particularly for children. This book of poetry focuses on techniques to help them slow down and examine the world around them through mindfulness.

The author of “This poem is a nest” uses the found poem format to create poems within poems, showing young readers and future poets a new way of crafting poetry.

Many people find peace and wonder in nature, which can be used to create a sense of mindfulness. This can also be true for children, as the author shows in her poetry collection “Breathe and be.”

It’s never too early to learn to recognize the beauty surrounding every day. This beautiful picture book teaches children how to recognize and become curious about the world.

Whether they are experiencing joy or sadness, “My heart” helps children explore the wide range of emotions they may be feeling through the story of one little girl’s heart.

Focusing on different types of rain, this book provides the reader soft haiku poetry illustrated with beautiful drawings, showing all the things rain can do and inspire.

Perfect for both adults and children alike, this book uses simple poetry along with bold illustrations of the natural world.

This collection of poetry from different writers is both practical and silly, with poems to inspire laughter and an appreciation for the small things in life.

“Imagine” tells the incredible journey of United States Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, and asks the question to young readers: What could you do someday?