Using the mind-body-breath connection regularly will allow children time to practice mindfulness and focus in a fun and creative environment. Namaste!
YOGA AND MUSIC/MOVEMENT/DANCE
Yoga for young children has an enormous amount of benefits. Being a non-competitive activity; yoga still has the strength, flexibility, balance, spacial awareness, and coordination benefits of many other forms of exercise. Also, using the mind-body- breath connection regularly will allow the children time to practice mindfulness and focus, yet in a very fun and creative environment. This can help them with self-acceptance, coping skills, and social situations.
Music and movement are often among the very first ways children experience math and language. Children learn about the basic structure of math by seeing the relationship between things. Enjoying music, children use language, perceptual and auditory skills to match sounds, beats, pitches and speed or tempo. Without thinking, our bodies react to music; movement helps express those reactions. When we hear music, we rock or sway, clap along, and/or look toward the source of the sound. Repetitive lyrics and themes in music can open up a child's ability to use language and communicate more confidently. Even the youngest of children can respond to music and the mathematical and language principles behind it.