Benefits of Mindfulness

Calm Experiences
Feel Good

Physical

Emotional

Social

Cognitive

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!

PHYSICAL

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.

Additional Skills

Self Confidence

Increases Flexibility 

Encourages an Active Lifestyle

Increases Calm 

Improves Focus

EMOTIONAL

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.

Additional Skills

Builds Empathy Towards Others

Improves Impulse  Control 

Positive Self- Image

Develops Self-Esteem + Confidence

Empowerment

"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

SOCIAL

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.

Additional Skills

Positive Peer Interactions

Build Friendships

Improves Communication 

Encourages Leadership 

Enhances Cooperation 

COGNITIVE

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.

Additional Skills

Problem Solving Techniques

Self-Regulation

Encourages Imagination

Conflict Resolution Tools

Regulates Attention + Behaviour