School Holiday Program “STOP YOUR WORRIES”
School holiday program with a series of pre-recorded videos and materials to print out that are focused on understanding anxiety and helping children and their carers to deal with worries.
“Stop Your Worries”
School Holiday Program
Welcome to Mindful Kiddo and CHILD SA School Holiday Program “STOP YOUR WORRIES”
A school holiday program with a series of pre-recorded videos and materials to print out that are focused on understanding anxiety, helping children and their carers to understand and manage their worries.
Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation
Being mindful can be a fun and effective way to nurture the awareness of the mind-body connection for children. It involves ‘tuning in’ to the present moment – whatever the moment may be and focusing on it completely. Being mindful also helps in recognising worries in the mind and body. Children learn to recognise emotions in their body, name them and cope with them. We use amazing sensory tools to help them in the process and make it fun!
Body Balance and Fun games
We emphasise the importance of movement, muscle memory and fun to teach children the necessary life skills. Play builds self-esteem, improves social skills, increases body awareness, allows personal creativity to grow and shine. Physical activity improves balance and coordination from an early age. Children learn how to use their body to release stress, manage their anxiety and difficult
emotions. If we want to teach our children useful skills – it needs to be exciting!
Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Sometimes children’s worries can seem insignificant or unnecessary to adults. But for the child that is experiencing the worries, they are very real. Sometimes children can use logic to cope with anxiety, but often simple techniques can make difference. Cognitive restructuring, reframing, journaling, or progressive relaxation techniques are some of the examples.
Materials for Parents and Educators
A series of videos and additional materials to print out, that are focused on understanding anxiety in children. Our resources provide practical tips and techniques to help young children to cope with and manage their anxiety better.
Materials for children
A series of videos with fun activities for children from 4 years of age focused on tackling worries and more persistent anxiety. In addition to the video’s children will have access to fun activities to print out that will help them to manage anxiety.
Access to live sessions and mindful craft ideas that are available on Facebook private group – Mindful Kiddo Online. Parents can ask questions and comment.
TO ACCESS THE GROUP PLEASE REQUEST MEMBERSHIP HERE AND ANSWER A QUESTION: “YES, I PURCHASED THE MEMBERSHIP”.
Ages: 4 – 12 years
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday throughout the school break.
The videos and materials are designed to be used on specific days but all content is available to access and practice anytime.
TIPS FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS
We all feel a little anxious or worried at times, even young children. It can be especially hard for children to understand the feelings in their body that anxiety causes and it is difficult when children don’t have the words to tell an adult how they are feeling and what is going on for them. This video and tip sheet are designed to help parents recognise when a child may be having some difficulty with anxiety, what signs to look for, strategies to help manage anxiety, as well as where to seek further help.
What is a worry?
Being mindful can be a fun and effective way to nurture the awareness of the mind-body connection for children. Being mindful also helps in recognising worries in mind and body. Children learn to recognise emotions in their body, name them and cope with them. We use amazing sensory tools to help them in the process and make it fun! So what is a worry and where can you feel it?
How to make your worries go away?
Name your worries and learn how to make them go away.
Mindfulness is an useful tool to calm down your body. Thanks to that you will be able to implement some cognitive behavioural techniques that will to tackle anxiety.
Tips for parents and educators
We have some bonus activities for your child that you could do together. Discover benefits of practicing breathing with a cool breathing ball as well as stretching with Mindful Kiddo colouring pages! Enjoy 🙂
Fun activities to keep your worries away
Body Balance and Fun games
Play builds self-esteem, improves social skills, allows personal creativity to grow and shine, increases body awareness. Physical activity improves balance and coordination from an early age. Children learn how to use their body to release stress, anxiety and difficult emotions. If we want to teach our kids useful skills – it CANNOT BE BORING!
Let’s move away from worries and focus on fun activities.
Do you like Star Wars? Have you seen Mandalorian or think that Baby Yoga is cute? Join our bonus session, move your body and forget about worries! Get inspired and always find you own way to use imagination and calm down when you need it most.
How to relax and stay away from worries
It’s really important to learn how to calm down when you feel worried. Start from deep and slow breath as it’s an easy and accessible way to stay in the moment. You can also focus on senses, use imagination, scan your body or write in gratitude diary. Try also our special relaxation – My Special Memory and go back to it every time you would like to re-set your body and mind.
Do you like Minecraft? Watch our bonus session and get inspired by Minecraft ideas. You can find your own way to regulate emotions and calm down. Enjoy!
THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR PROGRAM.
CHECK OUR SPECIAL OFFER FOR “STOP YOUR WORRIES” GRADUATES!
There are many tools your child could use to cope with anxiety better. One of them is Mindful Monkey or Mindful Koala that is fluffy, flexible and can hold yoga poses. Only for “Stop your worries” Program graduates we offer a special discount. Use code “MINDFUL” here to receive the offer.
Our mission is to give as many families as possible access to this program at an affordable price and with no stress out of your day.