If you think it may be useful for whānau to understand the many benefit of having a favourite space - it may be in a student's home or garden - simply copy and paste the following 'blurb' into an email or your home-learning programme as an introduction.
In the classroom we've been thinking about and creating some favourite spaces - cozy places we can go when we want to relax. Often we will have these special places, but don't share why they're important. No doubt your child will also have a restful, comforting place at home , and it would be great if you could talk to them about this. Part of the reason this is important is because taking notice of our surroundings and how they make us feel builds mindfulness and can really boost our mood.
Sparklers at Home talks more about this and has adapted our classroom activity for home use, also called Favourite Spaces. It would be great if you could give this some time with your child. Favourite Spaces are good for everyone!