Mindfulness in the Early Childhood Classroom
What is it?
“Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.”
—Jon Kabat Zinn: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Student Definition: Noticing what’s happening right now
Research demonstrates that this way of paying attention enhances both academic & social emotional learning.
What it is not
- Being calm
- Absence of thought
- A magic bullet
Why practice mindfulness?
- Emotional balance
- Impulse control
Who can benefit from mindfulness?
Teachers, Children, Parents
- An introduction to the benefits of mindfulness in a fun & developmentally appropriate way
- Mindful listening exercises to improve focus & attention skills
- Mindfulness strategies to help children become more resilient to stress/anxiety and be better prepared to learn
- Mindful breathing techniques to develop self-regulation & executive functioning skills
- Mindfulness activities to build empathy & friendship skills
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