Silence- Mindfulness & Breathing Exercises
We use it all the time. It is automatic. We always have our breath with us, so why not use it to our advantage. Teaching our children how to use their breath is one of the most valuable tools we can teach them.
Breathing exercises allow us to
Pause and take a Brain break when we feel overwhelmed
Pause and take a Body break when needing to slow down
Pause and take a Heart break when we feel sad, angry or frustrated
S.M.I.L.E.S. Breathing exercises aim to empower children & teach self regulation through practicing mindfulness.
What are Breathing Exercises & why do we practice Silence?
Mindfulness is PAYING ATTENTION… ON PURPOUSE! By practicing the movements on our Chill Cards we teach children to pay attention, notice their thoughts and to be present and aware while participating.
Just like anything else… practice makes perfect.
And most of all have fun!