The holidays are a fun but busy time of year. Adults feel the stresses of this season, but our children do as well. What better way to help teach our children how to be mindful, and how to relax than with Inner Rhythm’s Mindfulness Starter Kit. The starter kit includes twelve simple exercises that your child can practice on a regular basis.
When Liam’s kit came, the first thing he took out was the Mind Globe. Much like myself, he has always had an affinity for snow globes. They are so very relaxing. This snow globe has the adorable Mindful Ozzy Owl inside. The Mind Globe can help children calm their minds, build emotional regulation and change certain impulsive REACTIONS to thoughtful RESPONSES. The kit also includes Mindful exercises for your child to practice using their Mind Globe. Liam has been carrying his globe around the house for days. He definitely loves it!
Breathe with Me Ozzy the stuffed owl is adorable! He even comes with his own Mindful Mat. This adorable stuffy can be used to help children with fun, breathing exercises and serves as a role model to encourage children to mimic a mindful posture. Mindful Ozzy helps children to FIND THEIR BASE, by teaching them fun breathing activities that are known to calm children, stimulate creativity and improves sleep.
The Be Still Mindful Mat is also included in your kit. It’s embroidered with the phrase, “I am Love and I am Here,” and reminds children to be open to feelings of love, and to be in the present moment with their mindful exercises. Applying sustained attention to sensory experiences is known to enhance children’s concentration skill and improves memory retention. The Be Still mat even comes with its own travel bag, so your kid can take his/her mat wherever they go.
The Mindfulness Starter Kit even came with some great picture cards to teach the exercises to children. They are bright-colored and clear and concise in their instructions. These are perfect because I read them to Liam before each exercise, but he also has them to refer back to when he wants to practice on his own. You can find Inner Rhythm on Facebook, and you can also purchase your kit on Amazon too!
This kit is perfect for any child, but I think it’s an especially great tool for autistic children. We have already started implementing it into Liam’s daily routine here. He really enjoys it! The Mindfulness Starter Kit retails for $75.00 and can be purchased on the Inner Rhythm website.