January 25-29, 2021

 

Riverside School will be celebrating Wellness Week from January 25-29, a time to recognize emotional and mental well-being as part of our total body health.  During the week, students will participate in daily “Mindful Minute” breaks at school and a variety of wellness activities will be available to do at home that support healthy social, emotional, and behavioral development. 

 

The theme for each day of Wellness Week promotes overall health. Click on each day for more information as well as some simple, stress-free activities you can do with your children that coordinate with our daily themes. 

 

 Mindful Monday

An introduction to Mindfulness, including a fun and easy activity for kids to de-stress

 

Try It Tuesday 

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new!

 

Worry-Free Wednesday 

Breathing techniques and mini-meditations to take away your worries.

 

Thankful Thursday 

Lift your spirit by practicing gratitude; writing a Thank You note is an easy way to start!

 

Feelings Friday

Observe your feelings and raise self-awareness using the “feelings wheel.”

 

Useful Information and Links

 

Angela Kilcullen, a Riverside mom, and yoga instructor has kindly created a 10-minute mindful yoga class for all students to practice at home

 

 

Fun Activity For Kids: Mindfulness paper fortune teller

Click here to download a printable version.

 

Meditation Apps:

HeadSpace

Insight Timer

Calm

Headspace for Kids

 

Articles on Mindfulness

https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/mindfulness-for-children

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/10/three-ways-for-children-to-try-meditation-at-home/

https://www.verywellmind.com/mindfulness-meditation-88369

 

Guided Meditations for children

https://annakaharris.com/mindfulness-for-children/

https://www.mindfulschools.org/video/just-breathe-3/

https://soundcloud.com/shambhala-publications/exercise-2-the-little-frog

 

Great Books for Children
https://www.amazon.com/Moody-Cow-Meditates-Kerry-MacLean/dp/086171573X

 

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