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Brain Humming Technique for Self Regulation

The Brain Humming Technique or humming breath is like giving yourself a big hug, and so wonderful for calming, centering, and soothing.

Breathing techniques offer easy-to-practice activities for building basic self-regulation in the body of youngsters in your classroom. When you connect children to an awareness of how they are breathing and give ways they can change and manage their breath themselves, you give them a life-long tool for healthy self-regulation. The Brain Humming Technique or humming […]

Mind Body Connection in Children

Do you consider the mind body connection in children when teaching them new skills? Their bodies may not be able to maintain a "just right state" to have their brains at an optimal level of learning.

Do you consider the mind body connection in children when teaching them new skills? Let’s stop for a moment and think about our own mind body connection. For example, when you have a headache and your forehead is throbbing are you able to focus on your work? Or perhaps, you feel exhausted after staying up […]

Teaching Self Regulation at Home

Self-regulation is important for the whole family. Teaching self regulation at home is necessary because children develop the ability to self-regulate by being around self-regulating adults.

Self-regulation isn’t just an at school social emotional learning activity.  Self-regulation is important for the whole family.  Teaching self regulation at home is necessary because children develop the ability to self-regulate by being around self-regulating adults. It’s crucial for parents, as well as teachers and care-givers, to understand the movement-mindfulness-self-regulation-executive function connection. Whole families and […]

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Bunny Breathing and Other Exercises to Empower, Calm, and Self Regulate

Children (and adults) can start integrating different breathing techniques into their day. Bunny breathing or bunny breaths is one type of breathing technique to teach children.

Conscious breathing is simple to learn. Children (and adults) can start integrating different breathing techniques into their day – at circle time, meal time, and transition time. Bunny breathing or bunny breaths is one type of breathing technique to teach children. Take the time to support children by regularly practicing and pausing periodically, taking the […]