Originally Posted by hoopinglady
I just bought a stress relief story/cd and have been using it for naptime. Soft music, stories about using deep breathing, affirmations, etc. It's really calming and works well.
I went around circle today and started talking about the stories which everyone is now familiar with. I asked everyone to "tell me something that makes you awesome" or "something that you like about yourself"
They found it to be challenging..they wanted to say things they liked so I said "I can tell you some things that I like about you, now can you think of some things". This prompt got them rolling and saw their eyes sparkle.
We talked about "doing bad things" vs. "being bad". C is labeled a bad kid because he gets into so much trouble at home and I have to constantly be on him here. The idea that he was not a bad person seemed to relieve him a bit....and the others too.
What is the name of this book/product? Sounds cool! I LIKE IT! When I do circle time everyday after lunch, we end it with meditation. We sit w legs crossed, eyes closed, thumb and middle finger touching, hands on knees and say "oooooooohhhhhmmmm". Even the 14 month old does it. Its very calming. It really works. Then they have a story and nap. I had a parent walk in in the middle of meditation once, she said "That is amazing! We should do that at night." She was floored I could get 15 kids to sit in a circle and do ohms! LOL! Cute.