We’ve combined 2 of our favorite Pre-K and K webinars to support your sharing of yoga and mindfulness with children ages 3-6.
CREATING ENGAGING AND MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN THROUGH MOVEMENT AND MUSIC
We think of yoga and mindfulness as still and quiet; but for kids, this is just a component of what mindfulness practices look like. Kids learn to be aware of themselves, others, and the world around them through games, songs, movement, play, and of course, by practicing stillness again and again.
Making mindfulness engaging and relevant for our youngest students can be a challenge if we don’t have some tricks up our sleeve.
Movement and music are powerful tools to engage young students that ignite all areas of child development and skills for school readiness: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy.
When we engage with music and movement, it helps the body and the mind work together while providing an outstanding opportunity for children to connect as a group and express themselves non-verbally. In this webinar you’ll:
Learn why movement and song are potent tools for connection and engagement for young students.
Learn chants and activity songs to support self-awareness, social connection, and compassion in your classes
Explore practical ways to help pre-k & early elementary students develop self-awareness of their body in developmentally appropriate ways.
Investigate fun ways to use gestures, sign-language, and non-verbal communication in your classes to keep students engaged, help them to integrate critical ideas, and develop fine motor skills.
USING SENSORY PLAY TO STAY IN THE MOMENT: MINDFULNESS FOR PK AND K STUDENTS
One of the best ways to share mindfulness and yoga with our children is by engaging their senses! Sensory play—activities that involve touch, scent, taste, sounds, movement, and visual experiences—provides a gateway to help our little ones stay present and attuned to the world around them while sparking curiosity, wonder, and awe.
As Daniel Siegel, MD author of The Mindful Brain, notes, “… being mindful begins and remains grounded in sensory experience.” By engaging their senses, we can help children activate the parts of their brain that allow them to stay in the moment. In this engaging webinar, you will learn:
How mindfulness-based sensory play can impact the brain and development of children
10+ fun sensory-based mindfulness activities for Pre-K and K children
How to inspire an attitude of wonder and awe for our youngest mindfulness and yoga students.