How to Develop Mindfulness with Preschoolers
Session 1-J : 9:50 am – 11:00 am
Maylis Treuil & Ashley Gallagher – Primary Care-giver & Teacher, Old Firehouse School
We accept the idea that mindfulness practice allows teachers to be present in the moment, which helps teachers to really see and understand children and their needs. But why? What kind of activities or strategies can we use to be more mindful and to nurture connections between children and their teachers? This hands-on workshop will teach a variety of simple yet delightful games and mindfulness activities (for both teachers and children!) that help young ones develop a deep sense of connection to each other and to their teachers. These games encourage relationships, engagement, and self-regulation.