With the school term in full swing, it is important to help your kids stay relaxed and happy. Whether they are having the usual problems with homework, struggling to get organised or having trouble settling in with their new routine, mindfulness is an essential skill. ‘Mindfulness’ means focusing on the present moment, and can help to create calm and reduce stress. So why not give these tips and tricks a try to build a more harmonious life for you and your family?
Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to make meditation accessible to everyone. With the Smiling Mind app, you can filter the guided meditation by age range, making it perfect for kids of all ages. Smiling Mind is available for free on Android and iOS devices, and you can start with just 10 minutes a day.
For little ones who struggle to get to sleep on time, the Bedtime Explorers podcast is a perfect tool. Hosted by a mindfulness coach and featuring immersive sound design, each episode takes the listener on an adventure using simple meditation techniques that your kids will love. Subscribe to the podcast for free through the podcast app on iOS or the Stitcher app on Android.
Stretch Your Relaxation Muscles
The Cosmic Kids YouTube channel offers videos on yoga and mindfulness specifically targeted at kids, as well as a free crash course in yoga for parents. In the videos, Jaime tells stories with fun characters and teaches kids to copy her exercises. The combination of yoga and mindfulness will help your family destress and get active together.
Breathe, Think, Do
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame in a bilingual, interactive app where kids help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. It teaches skills like problem solving, self-control, planning, and persistence using the “Breathe, Think, Do” program. There is even a comprehensive parent section with advice and resources.
National Botanic Gardens
If you prefer to unwind with some fresh air, rather than on a device, the Australian National Botanical Gardens may be the place for you! Take a deep breath amongst one of the world’s most widespread displays of living Australian native plants. It is also the perfect place to take your family for a relaxing walk around the gardens, whilst informing you about scientific research and botanical study. The botanic gardens is a calming environment that can help kids to unwind in the outdoors.
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