Mindfulness for Children with 4-H and Great Start
September 25, 2020 - October 30, 2020 10 - 11 am EST
Online via Zoom
WHO: For children ages 2-8-years-old attending with a caregiver
WHAT: Six sessions on mindfulness delivered via Zoom using the 4-H Mindful Me curriculum, written specifically for this age group. Each lesson will have a book and activity to reinforce the mindfulness lesson for that day. Activity kits will be mailed to families who pre-register.
WHEN: Fridays from September 25-October 30, from 10-11 a.m. EST
WHERE: Delivered remotely via Zoom--link for connecting will be sent to families that pre-register.
WHY: Mindfulness is "The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding experience moment by moment." ~Jon Kabat Zinn. Developing a mindfulness skillset at a young age can help children self-regulate, reduce anxiety, and thrive during times of frustration or change. Living in and through a pandemic, reaching the age of attending preschool and school, are all really big things for children to experience and mindfulness practices can help them thrive through those transitions.