The benefits for children
- Provides relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety and stress, including tools for teachers to use as short activity and mindfulness breaks in the classroom.
- Improves muscle tone, fitness and flexibility (including development of muscles, which are used for early skills including reading and writing).
- Helps motor development (fine & gross) and balance & co-ordination
- Supports sensory integration through proprioceptive and vestibular input
- Increases confidence, self-esteem, and a positive body image
- Helps improve concentration and attention span through activities that promote self-regulation
- Increases bonding with parents (when revisited at home through the parent engagement sheets provided)
- Encourages communication skills and early speech development
- Encourages correct postural alignment
- Can aid sleep and digestion
- Non-competitive and inclusive of all children at varying stages of development, including those with additional needs