Mindfulness can benefit young children in a variety of ways, including improved sleep, stress reduction, increased focus/attention, and general feelings of wellbeing.
To help educators support healthy minds in the classroom, Barefoot Books recently shared a variety of free mindfulness resources. These include printable activity sheets, videos, and more.
Find the full list of available resources here, or check out a few of our favorites below.
Tips for Yoga with Toddlers, an article written by toddler mom and yoga expert, Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed, who shares ideas and recommendations for introducing a yoga practice to toddlers.
Mindful Kids, printable activity sheets with colorful illustrations that introduce child-friendly yoga poses for relaxation, creativity, self-acceptance, and connection. Each pose features images and detailed instructions to help you introduce the poses to the children in your care.
Yoga Pretzels Mini Activity Pack, includes four activities and simple poses to introduce yoga to the children in your care. The poses are inspired by different animals, including a shark, gorilla, and a snake!