Hold the feather with both hands. Inhale deeply as you look at the feather. With a long exhale, slowly blow the feather. Try to make the fluffy feathers softly move. Exhale as slowly as you can.
This is helpful because: 1. Slows down the breath 2. Zooms in on detail.
Make a line or circle on the floor with tape. Begin to walk on line with one foot in front of the other. Can sing or say: "walking, walking on the line / walking, walking heel to toe."
This is helpful because the child will lose balance unless he/she is focusing, so it's easy to see correlation between focus and success
Bell is on the floor in front of the seated child. Child stands up, bends over and carefully (without allowing it to ring) carries the bell to someone sitting across from him, and places it on floor.
This is helpful because: 1. Child has to concentrate on stillness within the movement. 2. In a group they will all remain silent to help each other concentrate, creating a focused group.
This is helpful because: 1. takes physical coordinated and mental concentration. 2. presses acupressure points in fingertips that help brain functions. 3. yoga sounds are peace-giving
- Small bell
- Painting tape or masking tape