Family and Emotions

Last week in Mindfulness and Movement we discussed what a family is. A family is the group of people you live with who love and take care of each other. All families are different, and they are all beautiful and special because they are all filled with love. We read ‘The Family Book’ by Todd Parr and each child drew a picture of their family and wrote what they love about them.

This week we explored our emotions through yoga. We read the book ‘Today I Feel Silly’ by Jamie Lee Curtis. After the book we went through the pages again and did a pose for each emotion. It was a lot of fun to move our bodies and talk about the ways we can take care of our emotions and accept all of them, because they are all a part of who we are.

Mindful Moment- Help your children learn to label their emotions. When children are better able to describe how they are feeling, the more empathetic we can be with how we help them learn to work through that emotion. Model it in yourself and help explain all the different feelings we feel as human beings. All feelings are ok to feel, but some of them don’t feel as good as others, and if we take care of those emotions, we can get to a place that feels better. We can do that through taking space, taking some breaths, doing Turtle Time, getting a drink of water, or even exercising!

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