Parents and educators, please click on the links below for SEL resources specific to COVID-19:
Some SEL ideas for home:
- A fun way to practice social skills and stay connected with friends and family is through video chatting. My kids and I have found that charades is a fun game to play while video chatting. Everyone takes turns acting out a word or a short phrase while others guess. It allows kids to practice social skills, like listening and taking turns, while staying connected and having fun with one another!
- One strategy to manage anxiety is to practice mindfulness. A favorite mindfulness practice of mine is a Loving Kindness Meditation. Click on the link below for a Loving Kindness meditation: Mindfulness for Children - Loving-Kindness - Sending Kind Thoughts
- A fun way for kids to practice yoga and mindfulness is to visitCosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness channel. Click on this link to access Cosmic Kids: Cosmic Kids
- An important strategy for managing anxiety for both adults and kids is to practice breathing exercises. Click below for a link to fun breathing exercises: Teach Kids These Breathing Techniques to Control Big Emotions