The Must List

Kid-friendly books, mats, and more for back-to-school and a peace­ful fall.

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1 The Wild Un­known AN­I­MAL SPIRIT DECK & GUIDE­BOOK

Writer and il­lus­tra­tor Kim Krans cre­ated this box set for self-dis­cov­ery, in­spired by crea­tures real and myth­i­cal. Iden­tify your own spirit an­i­mal, give read­ings, and pore over the mys­tery and magic of each be­ing. Krans asks, “What can we learn from the great crea­tures who have in­hab­ited our planet since the dawn of time?” Delve in to find out for your­self ($40, thewil­dun­known.com).

2 Weleda AL­MOND SOOTH­ING HAND CREAM

This au­tumn, pro­tect hands from cooler, dryer climes with this creamy, silky-soft mois­tur­izer for sen­si­tive skin. It’s fast ab­sorb­ing and fights free rad­i­cals with an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory al­mond oil—one of na­ture’s top pur­vey­ors of vi­ta­min E ($13, weleda.com).

3 Lit­tle Flower Yoga MIND­FUL MON­DAYS

This free, 25-week re­source helps class­room teach­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tors fos­ter mind­ful­ness by pro­vid­ing tools to sup­port self-aware­ness and in­quiry among chil­dren. Weekly emails in­clude teach­able tips, in­struc­tions for prac­tices, plus other con­tent for con­scious­ness (lit­tle­flow­eryoga.com).

4 Ethan’s TURMERIC-AP­PLE AP­PLE CIDER VINE­GAR SHOT

Ban­ish back-to-school blues (crack-of-dawn wake­ups, run­ning to catch the bus) with a daily jolt of Mother Earth’s ul­ti­mate rem­edy. This tart, turmeric-in­stilled for­mula is charged with black pep­per for op­ti­mum ab­sorp­tion of cur­cumin (turmeric’s in­flam­ma­tion-fight­ing su­per­power) plus a lit­tle lemon for a detox­i­fy­ing zing. We’ll take two, please ($36 for a case of 12, ethans.com).

5 Grizzylove BABY BUD­DHA ONESIE

Silk-screened by hand in north­ern Cal­i­for­nia, this or­ganic-cot­ton onesie is avail­able in sizes 3–24 months— and re­minds us to prac­tice in­ner peace even at life’s (and lit­tle one’s) cra­zi­est mo­ments ($24, grizzylove.com).

6 Gun­ner & Lux with Tree­house Kid & Craft ALPACA NECK­LACE

Eight-year-old girl­boss Ri­ley Kin­nanePetersen de­signs play­ful baubles along­side her dad, jew­elry maker John Petersen, from their home in At­lanta. For this col­lab­o­ra­tion with Tree­house Kid & Craft—a Ge­or­giabased kids shop and cre­ative space with re­spon­si­bly made flair for all ages—Ri­ley and co. paired a fave farm an­i­mal with iconic Lib­erty of Lon­don fab­ric. Now your lit­tle yo­gis can rein­vent alpaca yoga in your liv­ing room ($25, gun­nerand­lux.com).

7 Duck Duck Dog KIDS YOGA MAT

De­signed for yo­gis ages three through nine, this toxin-free mini-mat pro­motes ex­cite­ment around asana. We love how it’s light­weight and easy to clean, plus it’s ve­gan, cru­elty-free, and a por­tion of each sale helps to sup­port or­phaned an­i­mals ($29–$33, duck­duck­dog.com).

8 Abrams Ap­ple­seed I AM YOGA BOOK

Even the tini­est yo­gis can learn to quiet their minds, open their hearts, and cul­ti­vate full­ness and a last­ing sense of calm with this beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated pic­ture book from cer­ti­fied yoga in­struc­tor Susan Verde. Bonus? Down­load the com­pan­ion “I Am Yoga” song, in which the book’s themes are play­fully put to mu­sic (hard­cover from $12, su­san­verde.com).

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