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Learning Mindfulness

A SMEY core learning theme covered in Twinkle Tots and Creative Minds Classes.
Twinkle tots 2-3 y/o classesCreative Minds 4-6 y/o classes

Teaching kids about emotional resilience

Young children often struggle to manage their emotions. It takes awareness, and practice.

This program helps children to deal with their emotional resilience, so they are better equipped to deal with the day to day stresses

Mindfulness is included in both the Twinkle Tots 2-3 year-old group, and Creative Minds 4-6 year old group. View class details here.

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Self Awareness

Children learn to bring awareness to their whole self and recognise their thoughts and feelings.

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Positive Thinking

We learn to stay calm under stressful times and use positive thinking.

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Reduce Anxiety

Mindfulness practices can help to reduce anxiety and stress by learning how to deal with emotions rather than react to them.

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Resilience

By understanding their emotions children can become more resilient in dealing with thoughts and feelings.

What is mindfulness for kids?

Mindfulness is the ability to be completely and uninterruptedly present and engaged in the moment, whilst being aware of our thoughts and feelings. By practising mindfulness, children can learn to live in the moment without living in auto-pilot being effected by reactive thoughts and feelings or emotions.

Mindfulness is not the same as meditation. It is a way of living that allows us to be aware of potentially unpleasant thoughts and emotions, and handle them better due to our awareness of them in the moment, rather than react to them.

Mindfulness can strengthen children’s skills that are controlled in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, and therefore can help children focus, stay calm under stressful times, be more patient, and lower social anxiety.

Our mindfulness theme seeks to give children and their parents guides for practicing mindfulness in their everyday life, and as they progress into their school years.

Our Classes

Our literacy learning theme is a core theme within our Twinkle Tots 2-3 year-old and Creative Minds 4-6 year-old classes, not a program on it’s own.

The classes cover all three of our core themes, literacy, numeracy and mindfulness under one single class which is what makes our offering unique.

What Our Families are Saying

A nurturing approach

“Experienced and friendly educators with a firm understanding of the preschool age group. Shining Minds have a nurturing approach to teaching young children and make every child feel special and important. Highly recommend Shining Minds Early years!” – Michelle Grillo

Interactive and engaging

“Anita and Daniela at Shining Minds Early Years are both fabulous, passionate educators.
The program offered is fun, interactive and engaging! I love how children are encouraged to take risks with their learning. Children belong to a safe environment where their is a real sense of community! It’s all about school readiness! It mostly encourages children to listen to each other and focus on a task before they commence their primary school life!” – Clara Privitera

Helped with school readiness

“Thank you for offering such a nurturing space where children can explore language & literacy in a fun filled and stimulating environment. We enrolled my son in the hope he would learn the fundamentals he needed for school. We can honestly say this program has helped with school readiness and the educators at Shining Minds Early Years are fantastic, they have nurtured his confidence and we are delighted.” – Kate Jayne