Mindful Little Things provides little tips to help connect everyone to the present moment. It supports the practice of experiencing life right now, using Mindfulness Based Techniques and Play Based Learning.
What is Mindfulness?
But what exactly is Mindfulness?!
Many people think that the practice of mindfulness only happens while in meditation, or that meditation and mindfulness are the same but that is just not true!
Mindfulness is all about bringing your attention to the present moment, and experiencing life right now, as it happens, in whatever experience you are currently having!
It is about using your senses, slowing down, and really taking your time.
It is about patience, growth and connecting to nature, animals and those beautiful humans around you.
How do you teach Mindfulness to children?
Introduce it slowly
Make sure you understand Mindfulness first (it helps to have your own practice)
Practice Mindfulness together
Speak of it often, bringing your child’s attention to what they are doing
Have a positive Mindset
Support building friendships (new and old!)
Be considerate (of our earth, others and yourself)
Incorporate the words mindfulness and mindful often
Benefits of Mindfulness for Children
Supports a positive Mental Health practice
Can be used in all areas of life
Supports a feeling of increased happiness
Promotes kindness and curiosity
Helps us slow down and feel calm
Greater awareness of self and others
Enhances memory, focus and concentration
Fun ways to experience Mindfulness
Colour slowly and with intention, remind children to slow down and take their time.
Go for a nature walk! Walk slowly, what can you see, hear, touch or smell?
Use your senses to enhance experiences
Check out our Resource Page for more great activities and tips!