Children are very aware of what’s going on around them. They’re so much like sponges, absorbing and taking in everything. With the stress and talk of the cost of living crisis, it’s important to ensure that we’re meeting our children’s wellbeing needs. So we wanted to share some daily mindful activities we do with our own daughter.
4 daily mindful activities
1) Affirmations poster Positive affirmations helps children to gain confidence, contributes to a growth mindset, and helps children to truly believe in themselves. Children need to hear what makes them special and strong over and over again. You can purchase our alphabet affirmations poster as part of our bundle of 6 posters here.
2) Yoga Yoga improves children’s emotional regulation, it also helps to boost their self-estem, concentration, memory, strength and flexibility. There are classes for kids as well as good yoga for kids videos on Youtube.
3) Watering plants Looking after plants can help to reduce stress in children, it promotes a relaxed and natural state.
4) Magnifying nature walk We often use our STEM activity cards magnifying nature walk card. Playing outdoors allows children to develop self-confidence, independence and self-esteem and promotes positive well being. Our STEM activity cards can be purchased here.
What are some your favourite mindful activities? Let’s start a conversation in the comments below.
Monday was World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’. World Mental Health Day works to ensure mental health is treated the same as physical health. Mental health problems is growing amongst our children. We feel it is important to do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health amongst young people from an early age, so our children grow into thriving adults.
World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.
Our emotions poster is a great way to encourage children to have a conversation about how they feel and talk about their different emotions.
At the end of everyday we ask our daughter how she was feeling today and she points to the relevant emotion on the poster.
This poster can be bought as part of our bundle of 6 posters here.
What an amazing day we had on Saturday at Afrori Bookshop’s Black History Month event in Brighton. We had so much fun being filmed by ITV News as we did the workshop. The workshop was focused on our STEM Leaders: Black inventors and innovators who changed the world book. But more importantly, seeing the impact and inspiration the book gave to the young children and how much fun they had with the science experiment and engineering activity we did. It was really a pinch me moment, and we’re so thankful to be able to share our journey and why we started with ITV News.
We’re forever grateful for the blessings our business has, for not only us but the young children who get to read our books. We’re very thankful to everyone who supports us by buying our products.
You can buy our STEM Leaders: Black inventors and innovators who changed the world book here.