Put a smile on your mind

Room 38 enjoyed practising mindfulness meditation today.

Mindfulness helps you to focus on the present and to acknowledge and observe your thoughts and feelings. It is a good way to help you calm down if you are agitated or excited as well as being a wonderful way to destress and alleviate frustration.

Many parents have used mindfulness meditation as part of the bedtime routine, to encourage a relaxed bedtime and a peaceful night’s sleep for their children. In class we use it to help children calm down after a recess or lunch break. It is also a good skill for the students to develop, one which they can call upon any time they feel anxious or frustrated.

If you wish to try this at home,  follow the link to the Smiling Mind website, where you can register to follow a number of different meditation programs according to age and need. There is also an app available to download for the iPad.

https://smilingmind.com.au/

Happy Meditating 🙂

4 replies
  1. Tara
    Tara says:

    This is amazing!! I would love to see Frank implement this as a compulsory time slot during the school day. Thank you Cordelia 🙂

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    • cordelianewton
      cordelianewton says:

      Thank you for your feedback, Tara. Most teachers at Aubin Grove will teach a variety of relaxation and calm down strategies through the year and I know that many do use Smiling Mind. I agree with you; it is very important that we acknowledge children’s emotions and try to give them strategies to deal with them or seek help if they need to.

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  2. Shell
    Shell says:

    I think this will be useful for Connor to help teach our four year old! Thanks for the link Cordelia.

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