Pediatric therapists, teachers, and parents will benefit from this easy to implement yoga lesson plan, I Can Slow Down, to teach children mindfulness, self-regulation, and self-calming skills. The step-by-step lesson plan requires zero preparation!
Have you noticed that children are frequently overstimulated, fidgety, or constantly on the go? In today’s fast-paced society it can be very difficult to help children be present in the moment and ready to learn.
Developed by a teacher and a Physical Therapist, this 11-page yoga lesson plan PDF document will be delivered electronically immediately following payment.
How it Works:
- Download the yoga lesson plan, I Can Slow Down.
- Follow the step by step directions: Connect, Affirm, Breathe, Express, Play, Move, Guided Imagery, and Reflect.
- Develop self-regulation and self-calming skills in children.
More Information on the Yoga Lesson Plan – I Can Slow Down
No one wants children’s “engines running too fast” during the school day or at home. It can result in decreased attention, lack of focus, inability to maintain personal space, and constant fidgeting.
The I Can Slow Down yoga lesson plan provides successful results through:
- providing multisensory learning to self-regulate and calm.
- teaching children the skills to be present in the moment through positive affirmations, breathing exercises, play, and guided imagery.
- physical activity and core strengthening through yoga sequences (includes 3 pages of with basic pictures of the yoga poses).
- self- expression and self-reflection on maintaining a calm state.
- easy guidelines for implementation.
Table of Contents:
Connect, Affirm, and Breathing Lesson
Play activities – two games to practice grading and speed of movements
Yoga Sequence – four pages of basic yoga poses to move through in slow motion
Rest – Guided imagery about slowing down
Suitable for children ages 3 years and up, the yoga lesson plan, I Can Slow Down, is perfect for school or home programs and ideal for groups.
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