Holiday Mindfulness for Kids

“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti With the summer holidays in full swing it’s time for kids to relax, have fun and unwind after a busy school year.  Whether you’re staying in the UK or travelling abroad to get some sun, many kids […]

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Holidays with Autism

Whether its the Easter holidays, half term or Summer break, for many children, the idea of no school, teachers or homework for a few weeks, fills them with thoughts of joy and freedom.  There are lie ins, spending more time with their friends and maybe travelling abroad with family to explore new sights and have fun. Parents are either…

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Breathing for Kids with Anxiety

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh After a recent trip to Brighton beach, I left with a sense of calmness having spent my day breathing in fresh sea breeze and relaxing. My seaside trip got me thinking about how breathing not only helps adults […]

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Finding His Voice

“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up.”  – Malala Yousafzai The summer holidays are here and I’ve been reflecting on how fast the school year has gone. There’s been highs, lows, lightbulb moments and unforgettable memories. It’ll be sad to say goodbye to the kids in my class […]

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Attitude of Gratitude 💖

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick Gracias, tak, merci, shukran and efharisto, are just a few examples of how the international community say the words: “thank you.”  These simple words carry a strong message of gratitude and kindness. So why is it that many people forget to use…

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Yoga for Little Ones 🙏

“Feel good, be good, and do good.” – Yogi Bhajan, Guru of Kundalini Yoga The summer holidays are nearly here, which can be an exciting time for many children.  However, in the run to the summer it’s a busy time for schools across the UK. There’s the sudden pressure of Phonic Screening tests, SATs, class […]

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Spring Inspired 🌸

It’s the last day of Spring break and it’s been lovely taking time out to enjoy the holidays. For the first time since becoming a teacher, I completely switched off during the break and had some well-deserved ‘me time’. It was a conscious decision to recharge the batteries and gain inspiration from some fun holiday […]

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Masked Smile 🎭

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa I have a girl in my class who always has a bright, bubbly and infectious smile on her face. She loves to dance, embrace her creativity and has many random outbursts of excitement. With immaculate […]

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Girls Empowered!

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”  – Coco Chanel I remember an 8 year old girl in my maths group from a couple of years ago. She had a bubbly personality and quirky sense of humour. At the beginning of the school year, when my maths group had just started, she would […]

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Being Non-Verbal

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” – Cris Jami All of the children in my class are autistic and most of them are non-verbal.  Ranging from 9 to 11 years old, each child is unique and has their own personality traits. According to […]

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