We love any opportunity to encourage parents and their kids to spend time with each other, and within the month of August we have been giving you vital information on how to make better decisions with sleep and bedtime routines.
We have also given you some fabulous ideas courtesy of our ‘Mummy Bloggers’ on what to do this Summer.
We are thrilled to introduce you to The Magic Mat and its little secret…book and animation for 5 – 12 year olds, as we believe this will not only be something to do this Summer, but is a great way to calm your kids minds and hopefully this will assist with relaxed kids ready for bed.
More about “The Magic Mat and its little secret…”
The world of magic and creative play becomes a reality for children of ages 5-12 years old with a book and complimentary animation DVD entitled “The Magic Mat and its little secret…” (See the 2 minute trailer @ http://vimeo.com/100388148). Reading the book and following the animation offers fun, physical stretching and relaxation techniques which develops happy, relaxed, loving and healthy children. Kids can hop on board their very own Magic Mat and cover themselves completely with Magic. Discovering their higher selves and learning to feel love, compassion and gratitude. They learn confidence from a growling leopard, are able to dive head first into creativity by weaving a spider’s web and can become as happy as a jumping monkey!
Now available to buy at Magrudys (and soon to be in Kinokuniya – Book World)
Children in the specified age group will enjoy big fun and big benefits with this magical yoga and relaxation kit where a child can create a safe relaxing space that belongs just to him or her. It’s also great for kids who want to join mom and dad in Yoga or meditation practice.
Specifically the benefits of Yoga & meditation for children and learners are becoming more paramount as more research has been done worldwide over many years. Research shows that with the regular practice of yoga there is an increase in personal performance, mental and emotional stability and general productivity. Stress is blamed for 80% of all disease and illness and 60% to 90% of all visits to a doctor.
The bottom line is that a regular Yoga and meditation practice contributes to the general wellbeing and productivity of all children. As a result more and more institutions are now realising the value of offering yoga to reduce absenteeism, illness and stress. Children who practice Yoga often comment on feeling calmer , improved concentration, greater clarity of mind, better decision-making, improved personal productivity, improved self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as a deeper sense of health and well-being.
Further benefits of Yoga/Meditation for Children:
- Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
- Improves memory, focus and concentration
- Increases energy and vitality
- Decreases unproductive time wastage
- Improves overall health levels
- Improves posture, reducing risks of spinal injuries and pain
- Reduces risk for diseases, including cancer, heart disease and many others
- Improvement in stress and anger management
- Stronger muscles and increased flexibility helps reduce common aches and pains
- Detoxifies body and mind
- Develops a calm mind and attain inner peace
- Develops intuition
- Develops compassion, improves patience and overall awareness
- Improves self-esteem and self confidence
Practice the word of the month with your kids, the word this month is: