Meditation program for kids.
A mindful meditation program for kids
GratitudeBee is a mindful awareness, Social and Emotional Learning program for kids and K-12 students that helps them manage stress and anxiety, increase self-control, and sustain attention. Requiring only a few minutes of GratitudeBee mindfulness meditation practice a day. GratitudeBee is an appropriate addition to any school subject, but teachers leading Character Education, Health, Physical Education, or Guidance classes may have the opportunity to go deeper with the lesson plans. The program is available online as well as offline with the physical presence of a meditation guide and coach.
Components included in the kit
Mindful breathing exercises to incorporate into the daily routine. Participants will be led through instructions for proper posture, counting the breathing activity, and concluding the exercise.
Mini-lesson plans that support deeper understanding of mindfulness-related concepts: self-awareness, empathy, attention to detail, strengthening self-control, and leaving one’s comfort zone.
Ideas for integrating mindful awareness practices into the daily life throughout the year.
Studies of students practicing mindful awareness meditation have shown:
Higher levels of emotional control, optimism and empathy than students who were not instructed in mindfulness span (“Mindfulness Exercises Improve Kids’ Math Scores” –Time).
Reduced behavior problems and aggression among students (“San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation” – NBC Nightly News).
Improvement with metacognition and their ability to maintain attention. These students also showed improvements in memory, planning, and organization (The Mindful Child by Susan Kaiser Greenland).
Increased impulse control (Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snel).
The Core Outcome
Self-awareness is the ability to be aware of one’s inner life–one’s emotions, thoughts, behaviors, values, goals, strengths, challenges, attitudes, mindsets– and how these elements impact our decisions.
In a world filled with distractions, cultivating the skill of focused attention is an important factor in learning. A focused mind is the greatest tool of our human civilization.
Students and educators are empowered with an understanding of how to regulate their nervous systems and cultivate mental and emotional well-being.