Peace Out with Cosmic Kids Yoga!
Type of technology: iPad, Apple TV, YouTube
SAMR Model Rating: Augmentation
Grade level: PK-2nd Grade
Subject area: Mindfulness, Social-Emotional Intelligence, Gross Motor Skills
Yoga has been a part of the daily routine in my Transitional Kindergarten for the past several years. It has helped my students relax their bodies and minds after lunch recess, so they can stay focused for the rest of the afternoon. A difficult task, I know! With about 10 minutes of mindfulness each day, it is definitely possible. Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventures is a wonderful collection of yoga videos that takes children on an adventure while moving through various yoga poses. They are engaging and a great way to get students focused and moving their bodies. A life-savor for rainy days!
While browsing through YouTube Kids, I discovered that this same company has created a series of meditation videos. Peace Out Guided Relaxation for Kids is a collection of 5-20 minute meditation videos. These videos encourage children to use their imagination while going on a relaxing journey. Jamie, the yoga expert, uses her soothing voice to help children calm their bodies and minds. In each video , children are encouraged to slow down and focus on their breathing and thoughts. These simple techniques are great way to introduce mindfullness and create a relaxing environment. My class really does Peace Out!