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One-Minute Relaxer: Take a STEAMING Tea Breath

Here’s a one-minute relaxer to do with your child! STEAMING TEA BREATH Teach your child the “Hot Tea Breath.”  Use your imagination and deep breathing to take a moment to relax together.  First, ask your child what his favorite flavor … Continue reading

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Relaxation Message In a Bottle

Writing can be a relaxation tool that can be accessed anywhere and everywhere!  Use it to feel better when there are thoughts swimming around inside.  Model for your child how journaling can relieve stressful thoughts or feelings that want to … Continue reading

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Relaxing with the Elephants

Elephants have long been associated with wisdom.  In Hinduism, the elephant god, Ganesh, is a remover of obstacles.  You can share with your child how relaxing with the elephants removes tension from our bodies and helps us to feel strong, … Continue reading

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Relaxation Rain: Putting out the Volcanoes of Pent Up Emotions

  We’ve been making volcanoes and talking about relaxation rain in my small groups this week!  I drew a volcano on the white board and then we discussed what happens when we don’t pay attention to our emotions and what’s … Continue reading

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The Point is Relaxation: Pointillism to Relax

Mindful art helps kids to activate all the senses and really gather their focus and attention in the present moment.  There are multiple art activities that you can use as relaxation practice with your child. Pointillism is a technique of … Continue reading

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Superman Cool Down!

Welcome guest blogger, Rigby Buckner! It is my absolute delight to introduce to you a new guest blogger at Kids Relaxation! Rigby is a graduate student enrolled in the University of Denver’s Child, Family, and School Psychology Program. She received … Continue reading

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Book for a Girl You Love

Yesterday, I received this beautiful gift from a teacher at my school.  This teacher expresses such love and caring for her student, (and, as you can see, for staff as well).  This book, Dear Girl, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and … Continue reading

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Turtle, Fox, Flower in the Wind: Self Regulation Movement Game

There’s a playful classroom game at my school where teachers hold up a colored sheet of paper and students move a certain way to the color.  I thought it would be fun to adapt this game for relaxation and to … Continue reading

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Heart of Gold

We always hear “heart of gold” being used to describe someone’s loving and generous presence.  Today in my girls’ group, we talked about how to take care of our own hearts, which are our inner gold.  I explained to the … Continue reading

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Presence in Parenting Part Two

“The most precious gift you can give to the one you love is your true presence.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh   When you are mindful of your breathing, you are building a bridge between your mind and body.  And, as Thich … Continue reading

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