School is over, the heat is rising, and our kids (and some of us adults) are starting to get a little stir-crazy…
Take some time this week to “cool down” by practicing mindfulness — the state of being present in the moment — with your family. There are a variety of techniques and activities for kids of all ages to explore as they calm their bodies and minds. Whether it’s meditation, yoga, belly breathing, self-care affirmations, or an emotional check-in, studies show these types of actions are truly beneficial; they improve emotional regulation, working memory, attention and academic performance, and reduce anxiety levels.
Keep scrolling to learn about different mindfulness and self-care exercises to try today!
Guided Mindfulness Practice | Kindness in the Classroom
Grades PreK-K Practice bringing mindfulness into your life by participating in this short, guided mindfulness exercise from PBS Wisconsin Education’sKindness in the Classroom, a multi-part video series designed to give educators insight into the positive impacts of teaching mindfulness in a classroom setting.
Practice Mindfulness With Belly Breathing
Grades PreK-4 During stressful or intense emotional moments, children may not have the coping skills to calm themselves. Diaphragmatic breathing, also known as belly breathing, is a calming exercise that both children and parents can practice to relax and feel grounded, and one that children as young as three can practice.