Benefits of Mindfulness
Early Childhood Educators focus on the whole child at each stage of life. This helps educators (and parents) support children to learn new skills, by building off skills they have previously acquired.
During our Workshops we discuss different areas of development that are important in early childhood.
Physical, Emotional, Social and Cognitive are key areas of development in early childhood.
How can Mindfulness benefit each of these developmental areas?
Read below to find out!
Mindful movement teaches children fundamental skills needed for life.
Movement supports children as they explore balance, build strength, and also supports friendships and thinking skills as they make connections with others.
Encourages an Active Lifestyle
Emotions support children on their journey in life.
Being able to articulate and label their feelings provides children with the power to embrace, change or digest what is happening to them.
Builds Empathy Towards Others
Improves Impulse Control
Positive Self- Image
Develops Self-Esteem + Confidence
"When I am anxious and I think about my breathing and control it, it makes my brain feel clearer. I close my eyes for a few seconds and then, when I open my eyes I keep breathing slowly and it makes me feel better and I can do anything! "
Grade 5 Student
As humans we interact with other humans for our entire lives.
By providing positive and supportive social interactions, and guiding behaviour when it is not kind or respectful (to yourself or others), we are able to support children as they develop different relationships.
Positive Peer Interactions
Children explore their world through Play.
They learn boundaries, new skills and how to navigate life by trying things, they experiment with different actions and responses to learn how they should respond and react.
Problem Solving Techniques
Conflict Resolution Tools
Regulates Attention + Behaviour