Let’s Sing Along! My Body, My Brain
Celebrate the mind-body connection with a song about healthy habits.
Watch this music video together, then print these lyrics so you can sing the song together anytime! Invite children to color the pairs of friends moving, eating, and resting. As they color, talk about each activity pictured and how it helps our brains. Ask:
- What healthy food will we eat?
- How will we move our bodies?
- How will we calm our bodies before bedtime?
- How will we connect with friends and family?
- How else will we take care of our brains and bodies?
Let’s Play a Game: Feelings Detective
Help children “see” feelings on others’ faces or bodies… and understand that everyone shows their feelings a little differently.
Mindful Moment: Nature Poses
Children can practice mindful movement to learn, help manage big feelings, or just focus or relax!
Feelings, Feelings, Everywhere
Everyone has different feelings, at different times, for different reasons—and all our feelings have a place.
Stretch, Breathe, Move!
Help children connect with their brains and bodies to relax, refocus, or work through big feelings. After we notice how our bodies are feeling, we can think about what we are feeling and label it!
Tuning in to Children’s Unique Needs
Explore children’s unique ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and being in the world.
Connecting Mind, Body, and Heart
Children depend on caring grown-ups to learn and thrive in every way.