multisensory learning

How to Use Multisensory Learning Every Day

Multisensory learning embraces the fact that children have different learning styles. What inspires creativity and learning in one child may cause another child to feel like they’re stuck. The key is discovering which learning style works best so you can cultivate a deep love of learning for every child. What is Multisensory Learning? Multisensory learning theory acknowledges that learning happens through our five senses. We receive information in various ways,

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self-care for kids

9 Self-Care Ideas for Kids

You’ve probably heard the term “self-care” a lot recently. While it’s a trending topic, taking care of yourself isn’t just a fad. It’s an integral part of building self-worth and creating a fulfilling life. And it’s not just for grown-ups-kids need self-care too! Explaining Self-Care to Kids Helping kids learn the importance of self-care builds habits and mindsets that will benefit them for a lifetime. Self-care might sound complicated, but

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positive affirmations for kids
Parenting Tips | Coping Skills

27 Daily Positive Affirmations for Kids

The power of developing a positive mindset will benefit children for a lifetime. Using daily affirmations for kids is one way to introduce them to positive thinking. Positive affirmations help children “talk back” to negativity and become aware of how thoughts influence how they feel. Why Use Positive Affirmations for Kids Our brains evolved with a bias toward the negative. In the past, focusing on potential negatives like predators and

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childhood stress
Childhood Stress

The Effects of Childhood Stress and How You Can Help

The Effects of Childhood Stress and How You Can Help Childhood stress is a natural part of life, and it’s not necessarily an entirely negative one. Our job is to help children reduce stress when possible and develop healthy coping skills when stress is unavoidable. How Childhood Stress Affects the Mind and Body What is stress exactly? Biologically speaking, stress is anything that activates the sympathetic nervous system. This leads

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calm down corner
Calming |Self-Regulation

How to Create a Calm Down Corner for Kids

A calm down corner is a great strategy to use if you’re a teacher, caregiver, or parent. The calm corner creates a specific place for children to practice the skills they need to self-soothe, regulate emotions, and process feelings in a positive, integrated way. Why Create a Calm Down Corner A calm down corner gives children a dedicated space where they can break from overwhelming emotions and center themselves. Knowing

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Deep belly breathing for kids

Benefits of Belly Breathing for Kids

Benefits of Belly Breathing for Kids Did you know that changing the way you breathe can change the way you feel? Stop what you are doing right now. That’s right….STOP! Now take in a deep breath through your nose, filling up your lungs with air and pausing at the top. Then, slowly exhale the air out until your lungs are empty. What did you notice? Taking a slow and intentional

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stress relief strategies for kids
Stress Tools

8 Stress Management Activities for Kids

8 Stress Management Activities for Kids “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”  ~ Mark Twain How can we help our kids find relief from stress, worry, and anxiety? Learn simple stress management activities to help your child with stress relief and coping skills. We all have worried – and a little worry can be a good thing (since it brings our attention

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Calming |Parenting Tips | Coping Skills

5 Calming Strategies for Kids

Discover simple calming strategies for kids that work! Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, a caregiver, or anyone who regularly spends time with kids, you know how tough it can be to help kids calm down. They may be full of energy fresh off the playground, overstimulated from a party, or overwhelmed with intense emotions. In any case, we must have a few calming activities up our sleeves to help

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glitter tube sensory bottle
Calm | DIY

DIY “BE Chill” Glitter Tubes

DIY “BE Chill” Glitter Tubes Make your very own DIY glitter tube at home! Kids will watch in amazement as the swirls of glitter move at their own graceful pace from one end of the tube or bottle to the other. The glitter is a visual metaphor representing our thoughts and feelings and the tube represents the mind. When we hold the tube still, the glitter settles, giving the “mind”

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The BE Buddy® Story

Meet the BE Buddy®, a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory stress relief toy for kids! Amid Mental Health Awareness Week, now is the time to empower our children with the tools to feel calm, confident, and connected. BE Buddy® is a therapy toy encouraging kids to develop strategies to promote healthy habits and coping strategies for life! Background Stephanie Esser, RYT-200, certified BREATHE™ Coach, a former elementary school teacher, and a Yoga Calm®

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