Big Life Kids Episode 22- How Kristina Meditates To Feel Better

EP 22- How Kristina Meditates To Feel Better

In this episode, Zara and Leo try some awesome yoga poses and a calming breathing exercise. And one of our listeners, Kristina, uses meditations to help her feel and sleep better.

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In this episode, children will:

    • learn how using meditation can help them feel and sleep better
    • be inspired by our listener Kristina

    Supplemental Resources

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    Activities

    1. Complete Weeks 19 & 20 "Be Mindful" in the Big Life Journal - 1st Edition. Practice mindful smiling every morning when your child wakes up. If done regularly, this exercise will make children happier, healthier, and more positive.

    Big Life Journal for Kids - 1st edition

    2. Practice mindfulness using these 5 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Children (in our Positivity & Connection Kit) in your home or classroom. These simple yet effective activities are designed to bring calm and to help children be in the present moment.  Make mindfulness practices a regular part of your routine to reap the benefits.

    3. When difficult moments arise, use the Calming Strategies for Adults (in our Resilience Kit) to pause and regain calm (and model this response to your children). Place this simple and elegant poster somewhere it can easily be seen.


    4. Use the My Strategies to Feel Calm poster (in our Resilience Kit) to teach children emotional regulation. When they experience "big feelings", we want them to learn how to move through these emotions in a positive way. Whenever they need a calming activity, refer to the poster for quick, effective ideas.

    5. Check out the Podcast Activity Kit for Seasons 1 & 2. The kit includes engaging activities to boost self-esteem, teach the importance of learning from mistakes, encourage resilience and more! 

    Podcast Activity Kit PDF (ages 5-11)

    Discussion Questions

    • How did meditation help Kristina sleep better?
    • What’s one way you can use mindfulness to help you relax?
    • Can you think of a time in your day when you can benefit from being mindful?

    For Parents and Teachers

     

    Produced by Alexandra Eidens and Big Life Journal team. Written and directed by Sarah Cyrano. Sound design and original music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Sound mixing by Mattia Marcelli. Characters played by Sean Chiplock and Ryan Bartley. Managed by Kait Bibb. 

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