Our top tips to keep things calm (or as calm as possible!)
We're seeing more face masks around, which is great, but some tamariki may find this worrying or strange - here's a way to normalise face masks.
Learn about energy levels and how we can match them to fit the situation.
Get on top of the big emotions like anger and worry with this fun technique.
Kids need to calm their energy or big emotions - step one, learn to tummy breathe!
Practise tummy breathing to lengthen our time relaxing and being mindful. A whānau chillax!
Having things available that help us calm down is important at any age - start em young!
We all need a favourite space to retreat to! This activity validates the need for everyone to have a calm, happy space.
The all you and your tamariki need to know about anxiety - sometimes understanding the neuroscience really helps.
Your whānau needs to talk about how you're all feeling (in a good way!) Here's a fun place to start.
An activity to identify some of the music we feel connected to, and why.
This is a fave in the classroom and easily brought to home - so much fun!
This is a mindfulness activity where you and the kids can find some proper, inner calm.
Help your kids talk about how they're feeling - in a fun way!
Experiencing frustration, disappointment, fear and jealousy is challenging, even as adults. This guide offers tips and advice for helping your tamariki understand and manage big emotions.
Our tamariki mightn’t have to pay bills, cook dinners or organise carpools but just like us they face daily demands and worries, and what seems trivial to us can be important to them. So what can we do to help?