Developed in consultation with children’s psychologists and educators, Brave and Able Breathing Buddies offer slow, deep breathing guidance without the need for an app or a smartphone.
- A tangible tool for parents and caregivers to engage children in conversations about big, confusing feelings
- Guided light teaches kids how to calmly take control of their breathing and regain focus, calming the nervous system.
- Routine building tool to help develop confidence and to remind kids (and parents!) to take five and come up for air
- Soft fabrics in a variety of textures add an extra sensory element to help kids regain focus
- Great snugglers and suitable for bedtimes
Simply follow the guided light in your Brave and Able Breathing Buddy's tummy and notice as your breathing slows, and your busy mind refocuses. With a clearer mind you can more easily work through your big feelings.
Brave and Able Breathing Buddies help encourage regular quiet play, brain breaks and time in. Build mindful breathing time into morning or evening routines, or while kids are calm, so that these skills can be recalled in tricky situations when they need them most.
Don’t forget to take your Brave and Able Breathing Buddy with you on your biggest adventures! They love to play and give new things a try!
I purchased Able for my kids (aged 5 & 7). It is a great tool to use to keep those big feelings in check. I was amazed at the quality of the product, every detail has been well thought out offering interesting textures and of course looks great too! Able now gets swapped nightly between the two beds and will be a much loved doll for years to come.
My son was so excited to open the box and see how it worked. He was practicing the breathing on the couch with Able and has now gone to bed, confident and settled and with a plan on what he can do if he feels anxious, even in the dark. Love love love this.
Brave and Able have helped Paige negotiate big emotions and the exhaustion that comes with the end of the school year. She really responds well to some quiet reflection time with her Breathing Buddy.
Meditation and calm breathing – these terms get thrown around interchangeably at times and often get confused. You’ll sometimes hear the term breathwork, too. While they have some overlapping aspects and overlapping benefits, they do differ in many ways.
We’re going to have a look at some of the key differences.
Parents, caregivers and the village that raise our little people need all the tools in their toolbox to manage big emotions. One of the best ‘tools’ for kids (and adults) is calm breathing.
This skill helps them focus in the moment on something within their body, and within their control – as opposed to the “the thing” (or things) that are making them sad, mad, or frustrated. It also helps them to slow down physically, stopping within a moment and acts as a ‘pause’ button for them to take a break from their thinking and emotions.