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5 Mindful Activities for Kids this R U OK Day

5 Mindful Activities for Kids this R U OK Day

R U OK? is a harm prevention charity that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives.
Here at Kidstuff we would like to highlight some of our great products that bring comfort, encourage imagination, creativity and mindfulness. Photo Credit @axis_toys

Make a Puzzle

Puzzles are a great way to keep children entertained whilst still being educational. Plus, they reduce stress and anxiety helping to calm the body and the mind! Puzzles are also an excellent tool in developing positive self-esteem as they encourage children to set small goals whilst achieving them as they complete the puzzle.

Try out Yoga

Yoga has many great health benefits for both children and adults. In addition to being a helpful stress reducing exercise, yoga, improves balance, sleep, increases confidence and enhances mental processing. Yoga helps children to practice mindfulness by being still and quiet, noticing the movements of the body and being kind to the mind. Photo Credit @squaresofus.

Get Crafty

Arts and craft is an amazing way to expand creativity and imagination within your child. Simply grab some paper, paints or colouring in pencils and you’re providing your little one with a self expression outlet that’s also lots of fun! It also helps in making us feel calm and confident.

Build a Fort

Spend an afternoon with your child building a blanket fort to create a quiet and calming sanctuary! Add in some of their favourite comfort items like pillows, plush, blankets and books. This cozy spot can be used as a special place to reflect and reset encouraging your child’s social emotional development and embracing mindfulness.

Read a Book

There is no better way to unwind at the end of the day than reading a book. Reading is a great skill for children to build upon in their formative years. Entertain your little one away from screens and on the go! Reading boosts children’s vocabulary, language skills, develops imagination and builds confidence.

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