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Deep Breathing Board

Deep Breathing Board Create a fun reminder to take a deep breath!¬† Recently while at Hobby Lobby, I came across this wipe off calendar board and thought it would be a fun way to make a Deep Breath Schedule ūüôā … Continue reading

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Still Pond…Ancient Forest

This meditation is for calming, soothing, and feeling serenity within.¬† Guide your child to a pond in the middle of an ancient, untouched, pristine forest to gaze upon the still water. Find a space where you and your child can … Continue reading

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Relaxing With Otters

Relaxing With Otters As I was walking down the hallway in my school today, I encountered the MOST precious sight.¬† The kindergarten class had just finished art and was parading their otter artwork back to class.¬† Apparently they had watched … Continue reading

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Let it Go…the Perfect Relaxation

Recently we had Favorite Character Day at the school. ¬†Everyone, staff and kids alike, got to dress up as their favorite cartoon character (no blood, masks, or scary stuff allowed, by the way). ¬†It was TONS of fun! ¬†Since my … Continue reading

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Forest of Calm

It’s back to school time and the perfect time to practice relaxation techniques with your kids! ¬†Recently, the first graders and I created a “Forest of Calm” through the Vrksasana yoga pose, or “tree pose.” All of the kids gathered … Continue reading

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Tea Time for Kids: An Infusion of Calm

Tea Time is a perfect mindfulness activity for kids. ¬†Even in the school setting, we will occasionally set out the placemats, and tea cups and spend some relaxing moments in connection and mindful sensory perception. ¬†Kids love it! ¬†Both the … Continue reading

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Relaxation Collage

Create a relaxation collage with your child. ¬†I like to explain that just looking at serene, tranquil pictures can calm our bodies and minds. ¬†There’s even research out there that shows that just by looking upon tranquil scenes or even … Continue reading

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Re-Write the “Monster Under the Bed” Story

The Monster Under Your Bed is Just a Story In Your Head by Lisa Wimberger Loving this new book by Lisa Wimberger, founder of the Neurosculpting Institute, (www.neurosculptinginstitute.com). ¬†It’s perfect for introducing kids to neuroliteracy, the study of brain science … Continue reading

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Blast Off into Relaxation!

    We are having fun this week with outer space relaxation! ¬†Just looking at pictures from outer space elicits a feeling of calm and serenity within me, so I am sharing this experience with my students. ¬†Here are some … Continue reading

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Relaxation Story: Flowers, Butterflies, Rainbows and More!

I recently was invited into first grade to share some relaxation practice after recess. ¬†As you can imagine, the energy was high and distracted, with students buzzing around the room like bees. ¬†So, I invited them to be the “very … Continue reading

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