Try out some of these spring themed brain breaks we have been doing in the classroom.
Feel free to include your own movements as well!
We use this social skill daily in the preschool classroom.
The steps are:
Please help your child practice at home doing the following.
Thank you to Brooke and her family for the beautiful flowers given to us for May Day!
We would like to welcome Emery and her family to the LCCC and the preschool classroom!
Preschooler’s emotions run high and low and there are times when they need some help controlling their sad and upset feelings. In the classroom we try to focus on a lot of breathing tips used from Conscious Discipline. There are four different ways to breath we use:
Drain – Extend arms out, pretending your arms are faucets. Tighten arm, shoulder, and face muscles. Exhale slowly making a “sssshhhh” sound and release all your muscles, draining out the stress.
Pretzel – Standing up, cross your ankles. Now cross your right wrist over left, turn your hands so your thumbs are facing the floor, put palms together and interlace fingers. Bend your elbows out and gently turn your hands down and toward your body until they rest on the center of your chest. Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Relax and breathe.
Balloon – Place your hands on top of your head and interlace your fingers. Breathe in through your nose as you raise your arms, inflating an imaginary balloon. Release the air in the balloon by pursing your lips, exhaling slowly, lowering your arms and making a “pbpbpbpbpbpb” sound.
S.T.A.R. – Smile, Take a deep breath, And Relax. Encourage belly breathing where the tummy goes out when the air goes in, and in when the air goes out. Also help your child learn to exhale slower than they inhale.
Happy Birthday to Morgan! She turns 4 on May 12th
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