THIS SPRING I DECIDED I NEEDED TO INCLUDE some sort of activity that would help really active bodies slow their motors down; we have a number of ADHD kids who struggle mightily to keep their impulsivity under control. This unfortunately results in a lot of distracting behaviors and classmates becoming frustrated with them, so finding ways to help them helps everybody. Although I do not practice yoga myself, I have heard and read so many good things about how it can be incorporated in the classroom, I thought I would give it try at the Take a Break space. I created a set of yoga poses cards kids can choose from when at the space (each is a pose which young kiddos can handle without toppling over!) plus a little timer so they know how long to hold the pose. Like all routines and procedures, I needed to introduce how to use the cards and the timer so that it would be effective and kids would know what to do. So far so good! I have only been using them for a short time, so will report back as to how it is going. I definitely think introducing it at the beginning of the year will be even more beneficial!
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