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.
Emotions are felt in our bodies. Rolling is one of the most powerful ways we can quite literally “roll out” the stress from our bodies.
This life-sized version of Slides and Ladders prompts children to reflect on feelings associated with different real-life scenarios. Combining outdoor time with chalk art, this Mindful Recess helps kids understand it’s okay to sit with difficult feelings.
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.