Have you been wanting to integrate mindfulness into your curriculum, but just don’t know how or don’t have time? Today, I would love to share with you ten mindfulness books for kids that encourage readers to think about why it’s important to live in the present moment and how … [Read more...] about 10 Mindfulness Books for Kids to Easily Add to Your Curriculum
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As the school year gets underway, we continue to hear from our community that children’s social-emotional well-being is everyone’s TOP concern with mindfulness tips for kids. To get you started, we would love to share some super-powerful and simple tips to help everyone out … [Read more...] about 5 Mindfulness Tips to Support Kids’ Well-Being
What does silence mean to you? I asked my daughter this question last night after reading The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito and Julia Kuo. The soothing children’s book story follows a boy who discovers the Japanese concept of ma, which is the silence between sounds. My … [Read more...] about What is “Mindfulness”? And How We Teach Kids to be Mindful.
“We have to meditate,” my husband said as he gave me the recent Scientific American with the article “The Neuroscience of Meditation” on the front cover. This game-changing article outlines the substantial benefits of meditation drawn from 15 years of research. At a public … [Read more...] about Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids Gift Ideas
Below, you will find a selection of activities for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippor for combining learning (books) and gentle movement (yoga poses) written by one of our lovely Kids Yoga Stories Ambassadors, Synthia Gerson. Synthia here, a Kids Yoga Stories Ambassador! I am also a … [Read more...] about Activities for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippor: Yoga Poses and Books for Kids
Today we’re thrilled to introduce you to another one of our lovely Kids Yoga Stories Ambassadors, Amy Ketner, who shares the amazing benefits of bringing mindfulness in schools! Amy has spent the last 25 years in the counseling field and the last 16 years specifically as … [Read more...] about Ripple Effects of Mindfulness in Schools
Hola, Are you a teacher with Spanish speakers in your class? Are you on a mission to celebrate diversity with your students or children? Are you interested in yoga and mindfulness resources in foreign languages? We have compiled below a list of yoga and mindfulness resources … [Read more...] about Yoga and Mindfulness Activities in Spanish (for Hispanic Heritage Month)
Yoga and mindfulness for teens is a topic many of you have asked us to write about. We thought it would be great to bring in someone who has recently worked with teens herself. Introducing our Community Coordinator and Educational Assistant, Cassandra Troughton. Cassandra shares … [Read more...] about How to Get Teens Engaged in Yoga and Mindfulness (and Off Their Phones)
Today, we would love to introduce you to one of our Kids Yoga Stories Ambassadors, May Murray, who explains how she used surveys to prove the benefits of mindfulness for her students. She is a school counselor in a public school in Aurora, Colorado. In this video below, May … [Read more...] about How a School Counselor Proved the Benefits of Mindfulness for Students through Data Collection
Do you feel something is holding you back from introducing mindfulness practices to your children? Are you not sure what mindfulness really is? Cassandra Troughton, our Community Coordinator, helps us bust 7 mindfulness myths. Sometimes, we wait and wait and wait… We … [Read more...] about 7 Mindfulness Myths to Bust!
Today’s story has been graciously written by Cassandra Troughton, a teacher’s assistant working in a special education classroom in Canada. Mindfulness came into my life as I was deep into my own self-education. I began practicing mindfulness, along with the techniques and … [Read more...] about Mindfulness Club: The Story of How a Teacher Took Her Mindfulness Club Online
Today, we would love to introduce you to our newest Kids Yoga Stories Ambassador, Angie Morton-Locke. She is the founder of Believe In and a yoga instructor from Canada. She currently offers yoga, wellness, and mindfulness classes to schools via video. She shared a super-easy … [Read more...] about Easy Yoga Game to Combine Movement, Mindfulness, and Math for Students
Maybe you’re indoors on a rainy summer day, or maybe you’re looking for something different to do in the backyard. In any case, why not try acting out these popular summer activities for kids through yoga poses! Start by making a list of your favorite summertime … [Read more...] about 5 Summer Activities for Kids Yoga
As my daughter’s school year comes to a close, I find myself thinking of ways to integrate yoga into our summer days together. I aim to create yoga as a lifestyle for our family. Embracing all the facets of the yoga philosophy is important to me: including sitting silently, … [Read more...] about Summer Yoga Ideas for Kids (+ Printable Poster)
Please welcome K’Cee, a therapist and educator who is sharing an important article on the history of Black History Month and how important the ancient yoga practice is to the African American people. She will also share eight yoga poses with matching affirmations to honor the … [Read more...] about Black History Month for Kids: Affirmations and Yoga Poses to Honor Black Historical Figures