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Introduction to Mindfulness for Kids

The Whole n' Happy
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(471)
An interactive, engaging Introduction Course to Mindfulness (and other social skills) that will bring more calm, happiness, empathy and self-worth to your child and your entire home (we have the exact same course for older kids, too)!

Class Experience

*Students will understand the difference between a mindful and mindFULL brain
*Students will know how to breath in different ways to instill calm, focus, and help them feel more mindful
*Students will understand how to practice mindfulness using their senses
*Students will understand the power of their thoughts and how they are connected to their feelings and actions 
*Students will know multiple strategies they can use for dealing with negative thoughts
*Students will know why thoughts are like bubbles and how to choose the most empowering thoughts
*Students will understand what empathy and gratitude is and how to practice them in their daily lives
*Students will know about the parts of their brain that cause them to "flip their lids" and how to use mindfulness to calm down their Amygdala or "Superhero"
*Students will know the difference between Sympathy and Empathy and how language plays a part in both
*Students will create tools at home to help them extend their mindfulness practice in their lives
We think these social-emotional practices are some of the most important tools kids can learn growing up, tools that will guide them for the rest of their lives! 
Our approach to teaching mindfulness for kids is especially unique because I think Mindfulness can be FUN and ENGAGING!  Besides using some of our own animated videos, drawing, and other interactive games, we also have created professionally-designed journal pages for kids to better explore the topic we are learning about each week!

Ms. Kelsey says about her experience with Mindfulness:
I started teaching Mindfulness when I was a primary teacher in inner-city Chicago because I needed it the most!  I was  constantly running around with a to-do list in my mind, which meant that I wasn't fully present for my students, or myself. And that was not okay with me.  Since getting trained as a Mindfulness Instructor and starting my own Mindfulness and Education Business, I have taught Mindfulness and other Social-Emotional Techniques to thousands of kids (online and in classrooms around the World)!  

Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Students are not required to purchase any extra materials!  Weekly, parents and students will receive a handout that reviews what we learned and extends our learning with a mindfulness activity to engage in together at home (optional).  Most weeks, students will also receive a Mindfulness coloring or journal page each week to extend their meta-cognition, learning, and home practice! 

Optional Materials (for Mindfulness Materials at home) :
-Construction paper and crayons/markers/colored pencils
-2 Empty glass jar or mason jars
- Sand, pebbles, rocks 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
We teach Mindfulness in a completely secular way, not attached to any specific religion or faith.  

If your child is older and you would like this class, we have the same course but for older kids and tween (ages 9-11 years old). Check that course out here:

Parents, please let us know if there is anything specific you would like us to work on with your child (expressing feelings, focus, attention span, etc)! We have been teaching Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Skills for several years and our goal is to empower every child to reach their fullest potential!

Other Important Notes:
*If you feel your child would benefit from one of our courses, but it is not within your budget, please send us a message. We offer 4 discounted (50% off) enrollments per month in our courses.

* Make-up lessons: If you miss a class, we provide a recording link of the class, as well as extra materials posted in the classroom.

*We truly value our own energy and time, and put all of my energy into these lessons; therefore, we will wait for 10-15 minutes for individual lessons, however if you are later than 15 minutes it will be counted as a tardy

*Message us if you enroll more than one child, as we give a discount for siblings.
Some books we reference in this course are:
-Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
- Stand in my Shoes by Bob Sornson

-We also use some GoNoodle and our own animated Videos to engage kids and welcome them into our course

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The Whole n' Happy
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(471)
Hello!  We are the Whole n' Happy - an Organization created to teach kids the life skills and social-emotional practices that will empower them to feel calm, confident, and emotionally resilient. 

This Organization was created by Kelsey Beth... 
Group Class


for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
55 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(157)
Completed by 656 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 6-8
2-5 learners per class

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