Academics
Preschool

Mindfulness

Helen Peterson, Preschool Teacher
This week in our Morning Meeting we have been sharing a book called Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee Maclean. This is a wonderful book for teaching children how to cope with the often busy world they live in and the many emotions they navigate during the day. We have been teaching the children how to take a break, using slow breathing to help calm their feelings, and enable their brains to make safe and thoughtful choices. We modelled to the children how busy their minds might feel sometimes by filling a jar of water with sand and shaking it. The children watched the sand settle to bottom of the jar until the water was clear again. We used this to demonstrate visually how breathing can quiet our mind and help us focus on our learning. 
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