Mindfulness is the state of being aware of one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions as well as the potential consequences of those thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Mindfulness practices prime the brain, mind, and body for healthy learning and development.
In Part 1 of this two-part series, Mindfulness in Early Childhood, Laura Fish shared a set of teaching strategies to promote mindfulness.
Part 2 of this series includes even more mindfulness strategies for the early childhood classroom, and offers exciting alternatives to typical child guidance procedures.
In Part 2, eight strategies are shared:
- Embedded learning opportunities
- Mindful monitor
- Belly breathing
- Alternate nostril breathing
- Tensing and relaxing the body
- Mindful walking
- Mindful eating