“I’m grateful for a mind that knows, I’m special from my head to toes. And that all of me deserves to rest, so all of me can do my best”
Invite your child to explore the many reasons to be grateful for their own body in this engaging bedtime practice. Make this colorful and charming body-scan book a regular part of the nighttime routine, and help the children in your life establish greater self-awareness and self-compassion.
This book also includes helpful notes for caregivers, which explain how self-compassion and gratitude are powerful tools for well-being, leading to more peaceful sleep, better mornings and the cultivation of resilience for meeting life’s challenges.
What People are Saying
With a steady cadence and easy to remember rhymes, Jennifer Cohen Harper crafted a lovely bedtime ritual and placed it between the covers of her new children’s book. It’ll only take a couple of times reading this book together before children will be able to run through it on their own, even when their parents are away or already tucked into bed themselves.
— Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of Mindful Games and The Mindful Child, founder of Inner Kids
This beautiful gratitude book should be on everyone s shelf. What a wonderful addition to a nighttime routine as a calming body scan cultivating gratitude for all that our bodies do for us. The emphasis on our insides vs. what we look like on the outside helps kids see how amazing they truly are while helping them slow down and rest. There is no age limit to this book! This meditation can be helpful for all ages and remind us to love ourselves on a deeper level.
—Susan Verde, author of #1 New York Times bestselling book, I Am Love
A wonderful lesson in mindfulness, gratitude and appreciation and connection with our own bodies. I can’t wait to read this with my kids at the end of the day as we all reflect.
—Christopher Willard, PsyD, author of Growing Up Mindful
Thank you Body, Thank you Heart, is a treasure of a book that helps children connect gratefully and compassionately to their bodies and minds. The loving messages and soothing illustrations make it a perfect bedtime book with a calming and affirming message.
— Mona Delahooke, PhD, author of Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges
Meet The Creators
Jennifer Cohen Harper is an educator, author, public speaker and mother, who works to support all children and teens in the development of strong inner resources through the tools of yoga and mindfulness. Her goal is to help kids, and those who care for them, thrive in the world regardless of circumstances, and navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self-awareness. Jenn is the founder and CEO of Little Flower Yoga + Mindfulness.
Karen Gilmour has been drawing, painting, coloring and creating for as long as she can remember. Her art has been seen in books, on back to school supplies and on the walls of classrooms and kid’s rooms. When Karen isn’t creating art, she is busy as the director of Alluem Kids, an ever growing yoga program for kids, teens and families at Alluem Yoga in Cranford, NJ. You can see more of Karen’s work by visiting: www.karengilmour.com