We’ve all had the experience of looking down at our feet only to realize we are wearing two different socks. Lately our emotions can feel the same way — mixed up. This week we have some practices to help us take a time-in and return to a more centered place in our minds and 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 Mindful Littles team has been reflecting on the endurance it takes to keep doing our best, day by day and moment by moment, as sheltering in place stretches on. We are all facing the uncertainty of not knowing when this will end, and looking into the future can feel overwhelming. Coming back to our breath allows us to be in the present moment, because often that’s all we can control.
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.