Peggy J. Richard is a bilingual early childhood educator and holds National Board Certification in the area of Early Childhood Generalist as well as multiple certifications in yoga instruction. She taught grades Pre-K-2nd for 24 years and yoga for kids in a variety of settings including homes, classrooms and summer education programs since 2002. She has published articles on the topic in community parenting magazines. In addition, she consults with other educators on the topic of mindfulness and the brain for tweens.
With the challenges of the past year-and-a-half, students of every age may be experiencing a roller coaster of feelings day-to-day. In an effort to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment where they feel seen and heard, here are some possible activities that can be adapted for early childhood, elementary, or older learners.
Besides being fun and relaxing, did you know that just a few minutes a day of yoga stretches can improve flexibility and increase focus? Use your imagination and try some of these beginner yoga postures!