Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Author: Deborah Plummer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003447
Format: PDF, ePub
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Having the ability to focus, relax and concentrate is key to enabling children and young people to achieve emotional well-being, and is also important for a child's development of skills and abilities. This book uses a model of 'mindfulness play' to help children to achieve well-being, an approach designed by the author which encourages children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds. Part One covers the theoretical and practical background, setting out how to facilitate play using the mindfulness play model, including consideration of the emotional environment. Part Two includes a wealth of games and activities, from 'Body focus' and 'Fidget flop' to 'Musical drawings' and 'Pass a smile'. The activities are suitable for use with groups and individual children aged 5–12, and can be adapted for children with specific attention and concentration difficulties, such as ADHD, and for older children. This is an ideal resource for teachers, counsellors, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, youth workers, parents, and carers.

101 Mindful Arts Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking

Author: Dawn D'Amico
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450422X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs. From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require very little preparation, and use only everyday items that are easy to access and can be used time and time again. Case studies throughout offer a helpful demonstration of how the activities work in practice. This is an ideal resource for use with children in therapeutic, home and school settings. It is appropriate to use with children aged 5-17 who have experienced trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, forced migration and severe neglect, as well as those with acute depression, anxiety and behavioural difficulties.

Child s Mind

Author: Christopher Willard
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1935209620
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The interest in teaching meditation to children is growing rapidly, as a number of recent stories in the mainstream media have documented. Child's Mind aims to teach parents and child professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their work with children and teach both young children and adolescents the basics of mindfulness and meditation. The book is a great resource for anyone who work with young people, including family coordinators at retreat centers, religious instructors in a range of traditions, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals. Child's Mind aims to teach children the power that comes with the comfort of just being, as well as the capacity to be, be aware, and be comfortable with oneself.

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Author: Diana Coholic
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849050015
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Art-based activities can help to develop resilience and self-esteem, enabling children in need to cope better with ongoing stress, trauma and loss. Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. This accessible book will be of great use to health and education practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines who are involved in working with troubled children and young people."--BOOK JACKET.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Author: Eline Snel
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829193
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

Mindful Kids

Author: Whitney Stewart
Publisher: Mindful Monkeys: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace
ISBN: 9781782853275
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.

Breathe Like a Bear

Author: Kira Willey
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623368839
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child’s desk at school. Based on Kira Willey's Parents' Choice GOLD Award-winning CD, Mindful Moments for Kids, this one-of-a-kind book is sure to help kids find calm, gain focus, and feel energized during the day, and encourage families to establish a fun and consistent mindfulness practice, whether at home or on the go.

Pay Attention Please Ages 4 11

Author: Sherrill B. Flora, M.S.
Publisher: Key Education Publishing
ISBN: 1602680728
Format: PDF, Docs
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Help students in pre-kindergartenÐ5 work out their wiggles using "Pay Attention, Please!" This 64-page book helps students with ADHD and students who are otherwise wiggly and overly busy learn how to pay better attention and focus for longer periods of time. It includes games and activities that strengthen listening, concentration, visual, and auditory memory skills; assist students in learning relaxation techniques; provide students healthy ways to burn excess energy; and help students discover ways to control over stimulation and impulsivity. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product lineÑcomprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materialsÑis designed to assist in ÒUnlocking the Potential in Every Child.Ó

Teach Your Child Meditation

Author: Lisa Roberts
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454929185
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Even children need ways to calm themselves--and Teach Your Child Meditation gives kids ages 5-12 important tools to relieve anxiety, cultivate mindfulness, and gain confidence. More than 70 illustrated exercises are organized to highlight their special benefits, including "Hocus Pocus, I Can Focus," "The Chill Zone," "Stress Busters," or a section with group exercises. Whether the goal is improved sleep, concentration, or relaxation, this guide can help.

A Handful of Quiet

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1937006212
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and completely unique technique to introduce children to the calming practice of meditation. Developed by Zen master, best selling author, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet contains complete instructions for pebble meditation designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Whether practiced alone or with the whole family, pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions. Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).