Quick summary: This activity uses mindful breathing techniques to teach children how to shift emotional states. Using the element of water, it explores breath and emotional regulation to help calm high-energy children down, or prepare them for a task where they need to focus.
This activity has been developed in partnership with Beata Heymann from Breath Circle.
- A device for sharing a clip with children.
- An indoor or outdoor space to conduct your breathing activity with children
- Water image – printed.
|EYLF Outcomes (see here)||Elaboration|
|Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity||2. Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency|
|Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing||1. Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing
2. Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
|Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators||1. Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes|
This activity has been developed with the support of the Phillips Foundation and the Thyne Reid Foundation.