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 🙂 All of these deep breathing techniques and ideas can be...

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Calm Monkey Mind Corner

Calm Monkey Mind Corner

It's getting towards the end of the school year in my district.  We are wrapping things up, saying goodbye to a year that passed so swiftly, and sending our fifth graders on to the larger horizon of middle school.  Even my own daughter, Maiya, is graduating from high...

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Once Upon a Touch…

Once Upon a Touch…

I have been enjoying sharing this book with the children I work with.  Once Upon a Touch by Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper is a wonderful book to introduce the relaxing power of massage and to teach various massage techniques through the use of story.  For ages 3-11,...

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Big Bear Hug

Give your child a relaxation and self-calming tool to feel deeply loved and secure in a moment's notice.  The Big Bear Hug is just that, a BIG bear hug....for yourself.  Next time when your child's energy is erratic and he is having a hard time settling down, help him...

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Relaxation Backpack:  Basic Tools For Helping Preschoolers Get Ready For Relaxation Practice.

Relaxation Backpack: Basic Tools For Helping Preschoolers Get Ready For Relaxation Practice.

When I worked with very young kiddos, (aged 3-6), I created the Relaxation Backpack and the Journey to the Island of Calm to introduce relaxation practice.     The Island of Calm is the destination for any relaxation practice.  It's the place you and your child want...

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