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More and more children and teens of all ages & abilities are being affected by stress each day, with devastating results.More and more parents and educators are asking "What can we do to help?"This book contains practical, real-life tools & answers.With 75 color pages and dozens of yoga based techniques, games, photos & activities all aimed at helping children recognize stress & take steps to minimize it, this is a must-have for any home or school health library.By learning the simple and fun techniques in this book, kids can effectively recognize stress, create a calmer connection to themselves and others, effectively managing stress, reducing anxiety, improving focus and learning to make better choices in every situation.(For use with all ages and abilities, 3 and up.)
Health, Learning (& Fun) go hand in hand (in hand). The body, the senses and the brain are not separate-but work together to support both health & learning as we grow. This book contains dozens of activities and exercises targeted for healthy brain growth, based on the latest research on neuro-plasticity; the ability of the brain to improve its own ability to function, grow & learn. Doing a variety of sensory motor activities daily not only relieves stress, but also enables your child to remain focused for longer, remember more, make associations, process information more efficiently and solve problems better. The activities, for ages 4 and up, can also improve a child’s learning capacity so that learning becomes easier and retention becomes long-term. The activities can be adapted & used for children of all abilities, in the classroom or at home, indoors or out, and most importantly, kids will have fun while learning!In each section, variations are given. Start with the most basic version of the game or activity, adding elements of challenge or skill-building over time, as the student is ready for variety. While small challenges keep children motivated to reach towards a goal, adding too many or too challenging an element at once can de-motivate & undermine the fun aspect of the activities & eventually discourage the child from participating.Progress, no matter how small, is still progress. Be supportive, be patient and above all, have fun!
S.M.Art Stories™ are fun, themed, yoga-based adaptive curriculum guides that use stories, movement & art to engage and inspire children to better health & learning. Designed to be classroom & user friendly & to parallel core education standards and recommendations for physical activity for children ages 5-10. Perfect for children with and without adaptive needs. The lessons can be taught with minimal space & using items found in classroom or at home. Many themes cross over into classroom curriculum themes making for a unique way to reinforce whole child learning.Each curriculum contains:-objectives-relevant core standards, -recommendations for social learning, -a story that ties in with the theme, -a movement sequence -color photos with adaptations, -interactive movement games and -art activities-relaxation sequences-de-escalation methods-dozens of techniques for calming and focus-3 complete lesson plans that can be adapted & extended for up to 12 weeks-a healthy snack recipe-resources Our programs are used in camps, community programs, therapy rooms or at home. S.M.Art Stories™ align with multiple core Educational standards & national standards for PE and children's health making them an excellent tool for whole child learning.Social Themes: Transitions, friendships, new experiences.Academic Themes: Science, Life cycle, pond study Sensory Learning. * Includes 82 pages of lesson plans, games, activities & photos
S.M.Art Stories are fun, themed, yoga-based adaptive curriculum guides designed for therapists & educators, and anyone who cares for & works with children. Stories, movement & art are used to engage and inspire children to better health, concentration & learning. User, child and classroom friendly, these guides are perfect for children with and without adaptive needs. The activities require minimal space & common items found in a classroom, therapy room or at home. Many themes cross over into classroom curriculum making for a unique way to reinforce whole child learning.Ocean Surf-ari gives you 112 pages of everything you need to deliver an engaging, therapeutic & fun yoga-based enrichment program in any environment.In addition, each book is designed to parallel NASPE standards for movement & exercise as well as the US Department of Education Core Education Standards for a variety of subjects.This program helps children of all abilities:*improve focus, *integrate the sensory system, *reduce & manage transitions & stress, *communicate & interact appropriately with peers & teachers,*foster character development & *form healthy exercise & eating habits. This Book Contains: *112 color page detailed teacher's guide & instruction booklet*An ocean themed story/narration*movement set suggestions*breathing & tension releasing techniques *exercises & activities for building focus*guided imagery narration *simple relaxation strategies*3 adaptable lesson plans (for up to twelve 30-45 minute classes)*instructions for 5+ interactive movement games*photo instructions for 3+ different art projects *adaptation ideas, resource & supply list*bonus group project ideas*18 Full size Color photo Movement Cards with instructions, benefits & adaptations *Dozens of ideas & tips!You don't have to be experienced with yoga-any teacher can use these guides easily. "Ocean Surf-ari" is an engaging, fun & cost effective way to enhance & enrich learning in & out of the classroom!*This set is recommended for developmental ages 5-10.