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Bee Calm: The Buzz on Yoga

by Frank J. Sileo Magination Press
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Hbk 32 pages
AU$29.99 NZ$30.43
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In this companion book to Bee Still: An Invitation to Meditation, Bentley Bee loves to fly around and visit his friends in the garden. One day, he notices all of them in unusual poses. What could it bee?


Bentley’s friends teach him several beginning yoga poses including Mountain, Chair, Airplane, Cobra, and more. Readers will love to follow Bentley and try the poses themselves as he gets buzzing all about yoga in this kid-friendly introduction.


Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with suggestions for introducing children to yoga, and instructions for the poses in the story.

“This sweet book introduces yoga to children in a loving and engaging way. With friendly characters, beautiful illustrations, and a gentle rhyming cadence, it’s a joy to read, easy to practice to, and quickly becoming a favorite with our 2- and 6-year-old daughters” —Jennifer Cohen Harper, Founder of Little Flower Yoga, Author, and Mother

“The poses are simple enough that preschoolers can enjoy doing them, and at preschool or at home it should be helpful in getting into the practice.” —Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview Center

Bee Calm is hands down one of my favorite children’s books. It is the perfect combination of a fun story line and important information for teaching your little one yoga and ways to calm the nervous system. The adorable illustrations are matched by the poetic verses and is sure to be a hit at bedtime! Bentley Bee is the cutest and truly makes you want to get up and do the yoga poses yourself.”
—Yvonna Kopacz-Wright, Mother, Beekeeper, Actress, Owner at Lomar Farms

“It's rare to find a book that captivates a child's attention AND offers insightful teaching tools to adults. Through rhyming cadence and colorful illustration, Bee Calm encourages children to try something new in the gentlest and most accepting manner. Bentley Bee will enchant young readers as they follow his journey from reluctance to curiosity to delight in the practice of yoga. Educators and parents will appreciate the clear instructions on the how and why of poses. This little book has it all!”
—Louise Goldberg, MA, C-IAYT, founder of Creative Relaxation®, owner of Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach, author of Classroom Yoga Breaks: Brief Exercises to Create Calm and Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs, and co-author S.T.O.P. and Relax

“Dr. Frank Sileo's Bee Calm: The Buzz on Yoga is an engaging and fun book and way to introduce young children to yoga.  As Bentley buzzes around checking out yoga, he soon realizes how fun and beneficial it can be.  As a parent, I also appreciated the Note to Parents at the end  because it makes it fun for child and parent to go through poses together.  This would be a great addition to all the K-8 media centers in the schools we bring yoga to in Newark."
—Debby Kaminsky Founder, CEO (Champion of Elevation & Opportunity), Newark Yoga Movement,

Bee Calm: The Buzz on Yoga is a lovely book that invites children into the garden to learn yoga poses from their animal friends. It is a playful, colorful book that has a soothing rhythm for young children.  It is a valuable book to use in classrooms or in counseling settings to teach children about the benefits to a community when everyone is practicing tools to help them stay calm, steady and focused. Children will enjoy learning poses from Bernie Bunny, Jane Blue Jay and others. The book includes an informative section on how to use this book and practice the poses by another teacher and author, Allison Morgan. Bee Calm is a wonderful collaboration and a great resource for parents, teachers and counselors.” —Lynea Gillen, LPC, RYT, cofounder of Yoga Calm and is the award-winning author of Yoga Calm for Children, Good People Everywhere, and Little Banty Chicken and the Big Dream; creator of the highly regarded Mindful Moments Cards and DVD Kids Teach Yoga: Flying Eagle

“A sweet story with beautiful illustrations that are sure to inspire children and families to slow down, move their bodies, attune to their breath and simply be together. The ‘Note to Parents & Caregivers’ with guidelines and suggestions is a fabulous resource that I wish all yoga books for kids included.”
—Jodi Komitor MA, E-RYT 500, RCYT, Founder, Next Generation Yoga & The Biz of Kids Yoga

Bee Calm, along with Dr. Sileo’s previous release, Bee Still: An Invitation to Meditation, is on the top of my recommendation list for parents, teachers, counselors, kids’ yoga and mindfulness teachers and others seeking an accessible, relatable way to introduce yoga to children! Perfect for the classroom, bedtime, playtime, or for children to ‘read’ and practice on their own, the simple rhymes and adorable characters in Bee Calm engagingly guide the reader in learning about yoga its’ benefits. A unique and helpful note to parents and caregivers at the end by Allison Morgan offers supporting background and tips for supporting children in the practice. I love this sweet book!”
—Lisa Flynn, founder of ChildLight Yoga and Yoga 4 Classrooms, author of Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Cards; Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children; and Yoga for Children—Yoga Cards: 50+ Yoga and Mindfulness Activities for Kids
Frank J. Sileo, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and the founder and executive director of the Center for Psychological Enhancement in Ridgewood, NJ.