The modern world is such a complicated place for our children (and us!) at the best of times but at the moment we have even more challenges. Even the children that are usually resilient and confident may be having a hard time dealing with the huge changes happening all around them. We know that the sheer number of resources and information available online can be overwhelming. So we’ve hand picked some resources for you to use with your children. Hopefully this will help you find the best way to talk about what is happening, find positive things to do to deal with any challenges you may be facing and most of all remind you we are in this together.
https://email.evoluted.net/t/r-l-jknyujy-oziddjklt-t/ suitable for 5-7 year olds
https://email.evoluted.net/t/r-l-jknyujy-oziddjklt-i/ suitable for 7-9 year olds
https://email.evoluted.net/t/r-l-jknyujy-oziddjklt-d/ suitable for 9-11year olds
This is something we use a lot in school from Reception up; it is a very simple way of being able to carry a safe space around with you. Any time anxieties, negative emotions or situations become too much, the safe space where no worries can follow is right there with you and can be found by simply closing your eyes. It is created in their imagination and is unique and special to each child. Many have already designed and use their safe space. It can be a tree house, a magical island with unicorns and crystals or simply their bedroom. Children have talked about a range of different situations where they use this skill to calm themselves when they have a nasty fall; helping them to fall asleep and controlling anger towards a sibling (this gets described a lot!)
To help your child develop their mindfulness skills and create their safe space, New Horizon have a huge range of tools available on YouTube: