March 2020 Newsletter – Self-Care: How Can I Help My Students Practice Self-Care?

We’ve shown you just how important self-care is for teachers as it helps them cope with daily stressors, therefore, it is logical to assume that benefits of self-care would also be good for children. While self-care becomes increasingly more important as children begin attending school, practicing these activities from a young age can help children create positive, life-long habits. Here are some examples of activities teachers can do to promote self-care in the early learning environment:

  • Kinesthetic brain breaks or movement (here is just one example)
  • Healthy snacks and lunches – talk to children about how the foods are helping their bodies and minds
  • Encourage children to drink water
  • Celebrate small moments
  • Recognize effort as well as success
  • Take a walk outside
  • Quiet time/Meditation
  • Read aloud
  • Let children acknowledge and talk about their feelings
  • Reflective prompts
  • Classroom yoga
  • Sing and dance
  • Provide opportunities to create

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For the main article Self-Care, CLICK HERE

For the article What is Self-Care?, CLICK HERE

For the article How Can I Practice More Self-Care?, CLICK HERE

For the article Director’s Corner – How Can I Support Self-Care in My Program?, CLICK HERE