Mindful Movement for Preschoolers
WHAT: Join us in the barnyard this spring as we develop mindfulness, coping skills, and foster social-emotional development through nature-and-yoga-based movement activities. Young kiddos will stretch their minds and bodies through yoga-inspired movement followed by free-play in our barnyard with all of their favorite furry animal friends!
WHY: Mindful children*
- Are better able to focus and concentrate
- Experience increased calm
- Experience decreased stress and anxiety
- Experience improved impulse control
- Have increased self-awareness
- Find skillful ways to respond to difficult emotions
- Are empathetic and understanding of others
- Have natural conflict resolution skills
*Testimonials from “Teachers and Students Who Have Received Mindful Schools Instruction.” Mindful Schools: Using Mindfulness to Teach Children to be Emotionally Aware, Empathetic, and Mindful of Their Thoughts and Actions. 09 Aug. 2010. www.mindfulschools.org
WHO: 3-5 year olds and their parents
Parents must stay on site. Parents are also welcome to join their children in the barnyard and practice their own mindful movement! Or they can enjoy free wi-fi and a cup of coffee in our Hope Farms Coffee Shop.
Children must be able to meet all activities of daily living independently (with appropriate reminders from staff or support from their parents). Their receptive language skills must be strong enough for them to follow verbal directions from staff members. To ensure the safety of our animals, participants and staff, we cannot accept children who present with major behavioral challenges (Ex: aggression, excessive wandering).
WHEN: Saturdays, March 10th – April 28th, 10:00AM-11:00AM class, 11:00AM-11:30AM open barnyard
WHERE: Hope Farms Project 47695 Foxwood Drive Elizabeth, CO 80107
We’re located east of Parker—only a short drive from Aurora and Parker and 30 minutes from I-25 and Arapahoe
HOW MUCH: $10.00/child for up to three siblings. $5/sibling there after. $10/ parent
We accept CES waivers and private pay – contact your case manager.
QUESTIONS? Contact our program manager, Gianna at 720-996-1830 Ext 102 or by e-mail at G.Lishman@HopeFarmsProject.org