The Introductory Video from the Calm Down Cat Kit is designed for young children (3-8yrs). It is a useful addition to circle time groups, work stations, and/or can be used in 1 to 1 instructional settings to address multiple Social Emotional Learning standards. It also serves as a springboard activity for literacy center activities, supporting multiple Common Core Standards.
Engaging visuals and a catchy song guides children through a mindfulness meditation that exercises attention control (e.g. focus and concentration), self regulation (e.g. relaxation) and other social emotional skills that are essential to success in the classroom and beyond.
The introductory video offered here is also a part of the complete Calm Down Cat Kit which includes numerous follow-up activities that further support stress reduction and mindfulness, including:
• Lyrics and picture book
• Coloring sheets
• Quite games
• Two (bonus) mindful music videos ("Hello Body" and "I am a Tree")
• Supporting Worksheets, visual supports, and checklists
These activities are well suited for supporting:
• Behavior/classroom management
• Calming after an upset
• Bed/nap routines
• Pretend play
• Social emotional intelligence
• Common core standards
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