A bit about Mindfulness
Mindfulness comes naturally to babies and very little children; they smell the flowers and watch the ladybugs. As we get older and have more to think about staying in the moment becomes more difficult.
Mindfulness is really about awareness. It’s about being aware of our thoughts, our surroundings, our emotions and how we feel physically. It’s a powerful mental skill that can help us get through a stressful situation or let go of daily anxiety. It’s a bit of an abstract concept, but an important one. And there are many ways to teach mindfulness through play, especially sensory activities.
Sensory play can be anything that involves the sense of sight, smell, sound, taste, touch and even internal emotions and physical movement. With a little conversational prompting any sensory activity can teach mindfulness.