Increase Your Kids' Calmness With 7 Mindfulness Activities For Children
Mindfulness is all about being in the moment — something that children do quite naturally — but there are techniques that can help them deliberately foster this peaceful state and carry it with them throughout their lives. These activities can help children focus on their feelings, their senses, and the present moment and can be helpful in dealing with big emotions like anger, sadness, and fear.
My daughter went to a nursery school that embraces a Buddhist ethos, so I got to see firsthand how helpful it is to introduce mindful practices at a young age. I also had the benefit of being shown what to do. We still use these activities now, nearly four years on, and they've inspired me to seek more mindfulness techniques. Ahead, find seven tried-and-tested, easy ways to introduce mindfulness practices to little ones, and join in too — we can all benefit from more calm, after all!