If you think it may be useful for whānau to give Hikitia te Hā a go, simply copy and paste the following 'blurb' into an email or your home-learning programme as an introduction.
In the classroom we've been practising Hikitia te Ha (a indigenous breathing exercise) because it's an excellent strategy for relaxing and calming our bodies and minds. Understanding the importance of relaxing our breathing means we're better able to manage big emotions - which as we know, is important as adults too!
Sparklers at Home has the same activity Hikitia Te Hā which we've been practising in the classroom, as an activity ready for home use. It would be great if you could give this a try with your child, and practice with them too. They'll be familiar with it, so it will be exciting for them to take you through it.