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Playing games is a great way for kids to develop their focusing and attention skills and to become more mindful. This card deck helps parents, caregivers, and teachers cultivate these qualities at home or in a school setting. The games develop what Susan Kaiser Greenland calls the “new A, B, C’s” for learning and for a happy and successful life: Attention, Balance, and Compassion. In a playful way, the games introduce kids to breathing practices and techniques for developing focus, concentration, and sensory awareness, and identifying and self-regulating emotions, among other skills. They include “anchor” games that develop concentration; visualization games that encourage kindness and focus; analytical games that cultivate clear thinking; and awareness games that develop all of these qualities and give greater insight into ourselves, others, and relationships. The deck contains 55 5X7 illustrated cards, each devoted to one game or activity, and comes in a sturdy, beautifully designed box.
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Mindful Games Activity Cards
55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens.
Mindful play is a great way for kids to develop their focusing skills and regulate their emotions
We count breaths to help develop concentration. Just like playing a sport or an instrument, the more we practice, the better we are at concentrating.
We imagine a special star in the night sky that helps us relax our bodies and quiet our minds.
Three Things in Common
When we have a disagreement or misunderstanding with someone (or if they simply get on our nerves), we acknowledge our feelings and think of three things we have in common with that person.
While we’re waiting, we choose a nearby object (a potted plant, a coffeepot, a tree) to focus on. We gently gaze at the object to relax and notice what’s happening within and around us.
And much more!