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24 Mar 2020

Yoga For Children Help Them Find Their Zen

Children at across Lifelong Learning Centres turn into little yogis every week, but why? 

Yoga and meditation have long been practiced by adults around the world who have experienced a range of benefits - from improved flexibility and posture, to reduced anxiety. Research has shown that many of these positive effects are experienced by children too, and the educators at Milestones Early Learning Point Cook agree! 

“The kindergarten children love the weekly yoga session”, explained Early Childhood Teacher, Miss Pauline. 

“Yoga and meditation is incorporated into our program, as a key element of our Healthy Minds program for all ages. Every day we see the benefits of children having time to be calm, mindful and listen to their body.” 

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Children at Milestones Early Learning Point Cook enjoying their yoga class with Miss Pauline.

Cosmic Kids, leaders in healthy screen time for children, have put together a few of the ways that children can benefit from yoga. 

  1. Promotes healthy bodies 

Childrens’ yoga can improve flexibility, strength and coordination - contributing to better all-round health. Improved coordination and balance can help reduce risk of injury during physical activities too. 

  1. Improved concentration 

Many educators have found that after participating in a yoga session, childrens’ attention and behaviour can improve drastically. Using yoga as a ‘mental break’ can help our children focus better on important tasks and learning! 

  1. Teaching through storytelling 

Children’s yoga typically includes story-telling, songs and wordplay - whilst practicing the poses. The added benefit of song and music means that the physical movements can combine with cognitive processes of discovering new words - a kinaesthetic process, which aids learning. 

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Henley Long Day Care children stretching their bodies and minds

As part of the Lifelong Learning Centres’ Healthy Children learning framework, which has been adopted at all centres, the Healthy Minds program strives to help children build emotional confidence, grow self-awareness and improve foundational learning. Research shows that emotional strength and well-being can be developed well before children are able to fully express themselves verbally. Regular yoga and meditation are key learning activities that can help to achieve this in our little lifelong learners. 

For more information about how your local Lifelong Learning Centre encourages Healthy Minds, please call 1800 CHILD CARE or find your local centre here

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