May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In the midst of the pandemic, many parents and educators are left wondering how to take care of our own mental health, let alone our children’s. Knowing a bit about how the brain works can help.
Yesterday morning I felt it – a shift in the air, a brightness to the sun’s light hitting the earth. A sign the world is changing, if only from one season to the next.
This mindful tea practice engages the senses to help us anchor in the moment. Using our senses is a simple way slow down, notice and be present.
Winter is here. As our human bodies adjust to colder temperatures and shorter days, we feel the effects: we crave more food, we have less energy, we need more sleep. It’s important to pay attention to our bodies and what we need as we move into this new season.
Whenever kids are feeling frustrated, angry or anxious, squeezing a stress ball can help them notice difficult emotions and release them.
Our 5 Senses Peace Book is a wonderful way to teach children how to cultivate peace for themselves. Mindfulness activities combined with art and a short breath practice plus positive affirmation will engage kids of all ages.
In the past, we've shared how a simple foot massage can be deeply relaxing for littles. Recently we've found breath practice and guided meditation also help with a restful night's...
Our littles experience big emotions and learning to name and manage those feelings is challenging. One way to help kids recenter and find peace is to help them create their very own Peace Corner.
When we notice our breath, we can begin to slow our heart rate and anchor ourselves in the present moment. Using a Rainbow Breathing Wand is a wonderfully visual way to help us notice and regulate our breathing. Here are instructions for making your own Rainbow Breathing Wand plus a guided practice with Mindful Littles Founder Tanuka Gordon.