ACTIVITIES THAT FOCUS ON SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Think of five people you would like to send kind wishes to.
- Squeeze and let go, tensing different muscles in the body for 5 seconds and then slowly releasing.
- Hold one finger in front of your mouth. First, smell the flower. Then, blow out the candle.
- Use a happy moment to 'soak in the good' by pausing with your child to observe the pleasant physical and emotional feelings present.
- Practice gratitude by going back and forth with your child to name as many things possible that you are grateful for.
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- Try "Teddy Bear Belly Breathing" aka "Breathing Buddies"
- Find a space at a window. Look at everything there is to see. Pay attention to the movement of the grass or leaves in the breeze. Notice the many different shapes present in your view. Be observant.
- Get a handful of raisins. Pretend that you have never seen a raisin before. Examine the raisin's appearance. How do they look? Feel? Smell? Taste? What did you notice?
- Do your Alphabreaths! The First Friends Story Time regulars know all about this!
- Create Your Own Feeling Words Book
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- Take regular "Brain Breaks". Get moving with GoNoodle and Mindful Movement!
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- Check out GoNoodleFlow and Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube
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- Here are some PBS KIDS videos you can watch with your child to practice deep breathing together:
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