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YOGA AND MEDITATION

Yoga and meditation, two good tools to use to help calm the body and mind. We have done some yoga in the preschool room, feel free to check out the following article of the benefits of yoga for children.


https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-15075/7-ways-kids-benefit-from-yoga.html


The article below is about meditation:

INTERACTING WITH OTHERS

Interacting with others is a part of a preschooler’s social emotional development. Interacting with others helps children learn how to communicate through play and shared interests. Children build their language skills with interactions by learning to have conversations with a series of exchanges, their vocabulary builds by listening and repeating, and they start to share stories from real experiences and get creative and make up stories. Interacting with others helps build confidence and self-esteem. 


Children learn from each other and build turn-taking skills by asking. Children use their interactions to tell others how they feel about something and to stand up for their rights when they have been wronged. These are all part of a child’s social development and a big part of the Creative Curriculum goals and objectives we use to help your child learn and master these skills.


Continue to build these interactions at home through daily experiences to help these skills continue to grow and be strong.

WELCOME!

We welcome two new friends to preschool in January! Welcome Maxwell and Amelia!

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CALM DOWN TIPS FROM CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE

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 the imaginary balloon. Release the air in the balloon by pursing your lips, exhaling slowly, lowering your arms, and making a “pbpbpbpbpb” 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.