Mindfulness with Children For children ages 2-8 and their caregivers in Luce, Chippewa, Mackinac, and Schoolcraft Counties.
WHO: For children ages 2-8-years-old attending with a caregiver
WHAT: Six sessions on mindfulness delivered via Zoom using the 4-H Mindful Me curriculum, written specifically for this age group. Each lesson will have a book and activity to reinforce the mindfulness lesson for that day. Activity kits will be mailed to families who pre-register.
WHEN: Fridays from September 25-October 30, from 10-11 a.m. EST
WHERE: Delivered remotely via Zoom--link for connecting will be sent to families that pre-register.
WHY: Mindfulness is "The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding experience moment by moment." ~Jon Kabat Zinn. Developing a mindfulness skillset at a young age can help children self-regulate, reduce anxiety, and thrive during times of frustration or change. Living in and through a pandemic, reaching the age of attending preschool and school, are all really big things for children to experience and mindfulness practices can help them thrive through those transitions.
Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.