Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a blog post published on August 5, 2019.
As term winds down, your children should too. Replenish their resilience and encourage positive mental health strategies with five simple activities that support the development of mindfulness in children.
It’s always amazing to see how much a child grows both mentally and physically over the school year. The fast-paced nature of school can leave children exhausted and ready to recuperate, unless they have the skills and strategies to find a sense of calm in the middle of it all.
Developing a child’s natural tendency to be mindful allows them to grow into mindful adults who can take on life’s challenges with effective mental strategies and greater metacognitive awareness.
Here are five activities you can try that support the development of mindfulness in children during the holidays: