Our book of the week this week is 'Fidgety Fish'. Listen to the story on the link below:
Focus of the week- Meditation and Well being
Meditation is a fantastic way for all ages to find peace and clear their minds.
This week I would like you to meditate as often as possible.
You can meditate any time of the day or night, in the middle of the day if you need to find calm or at night to go to sleep.
Remember, a meditation can last for as long as you want it to, 1 minute, 2 minutes or 15 minutes, whatever works for you.
At the end of your meditation, discuss it with these types of questions:
How did meditation make you feel?
Would you like to do meditation again?
After you meditated how did you feel?
Here is an example of a guided meditation:
This is just an example, but there are lots available online, just type in meditation for children or guided meditation for children
Go on a walking hunt
This week can you go on walking hunts? Decide as a family what you will look for. For example:
Can you find things beginning with 's'?
How many cars can you count on your walk?
How many dogs can you count on your walk?
Did you discover something new on your walk?
Play Pooh Sticks- see below for how to play the game.
Spot birds and discuss what they are- if needs be take pictures of them and find out when you get home later using the internet.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt- see below for ideas. Please remember to respect nature this week.
Take a camera and let your child take pictures of things that interest them. You could limit them to 10 pictures for example, so that they really need to think about what they are taking photos of. Use these pictures as a discussion point at home.
Create art on the ground using nature like shells, stones, sticks and leaves.
Play Pooh Sticks
What you need:
What to do:
What can you spy?
As you cheer your pooh stick on its way to victory, take some time to watch what’s going on below. What happens as your pooh stick lands? Does it bob under the water? How does the water flow around your pooh stick? Can you see anything else under the water as you stare down? Maybe you’ll even see your reflection.
Top secret tip
Try to choose a place on the bridge above the fastest flowing water. This way you’ll have an advantage over the other players.
These can be done on a walk or just in your back garden!
We hope you enjoy meditating this week and keeping your minds and bodies active
Stay safe and send us photographs to the following emails:
Victoria Park work - SullivanC17@Hwbcymru.net
Thompson Park work - WatsonK7@hwbmail.net
Good luck and have fun