Session structure

   
   
Balance, Posture and Co-ordination Exercises

Kids Balance classes begin with warm-up movement exercises that focus on posture and coordination. As children are not born coordinated, at Kids Balance we play various movement games to develop a child’s mind-body-eye coordination and muscle memory. 
Children benefit from coordination exercises and movement by developing their body’s awareness of their movement capabilities, hence providing them with greater control of their body movement. All elements of Kids Balance Activities have been tailored to specific age groups according to their development stages.


Exercices

Relaxation, Breathing and Senses Group Activities and Games

At Kids Balance, we believe that group-based activities and interactional games play an integral part of the learning process. New concepts and thoughts are grasped more effortlessly when children participate in group-based games and activities. Kids Balance Group activities and games focus on relaxation, breathing, senses and brain games which promote attributes such as kindness, friendships, respect, cooperativeness, resilience and being sensitive to one another.

 

 



Kids Balance Relax Games


Awareness and Breathing Exercises: Mindfulness Practice


At Kids Balance, children are introduced to simple mindfulness practise according to their age group. Our mindfulness practice aims to help children develop the ability to focus on the present moment. It is a great way to improve their ability to concentrate whilst strengthening all the vital mental muscles, boost learning and brain development as well as overcome stress and emotional outbursts.

Our team specialises in creating engaging and fun mindfulness training for children which focuses on internal and external experiences in the present moment without judgment according to specific age group.

Through our mindfulness practice, children are encouraged to take command of their awareness so that they are able to shift depressing or angry thoughts to positive and motivational thoughts. This is achieved through training children to be conscious and aware of how their emotions cope with various external factors. It aims to help the individual bring out the reaction of love and kindness to ourselves as well as others, as opposed to living daily life in auto-pilot mode which usually leads to the reaction of emotional outbursts and unwanted habits.

In the fast paced world that we live in today, children are often rushed from one activity to another without a clear awareness of what they are doing and how they feel about it. More often than not, as adults, we brush aside their thoughts, ideas and emotions, telling them that there is no time for that. Mindful children on the other hand will be focused and attentive on the task at hand (whether it be rushing to a class or putting on their socks) and will be aware of the situations they are in and the emotions they feel. They will have the ability to better understand their feelings of frustration and feel it through tension in their muscles. Through mindful practice techniques they will be able to react better to their feelings and external environment.

Examples of mindfulness practice include:
• Becoming aware of the breath and feeling the stomach falling and rising when breathing
• Feeling the various physical sensations of an emotion
• Noticing thoughts as they pass through the mind
• Paying attention to all the sounds in the room
• Noticing what happens in the body when there is stress
• Watching the thoughts that arise when there is stillness

Research has shown that mindful practice in young children starting from aged 3 have increased self-awareness and self-reflection, as well as increased emotional intelligence and social skills. These are essential qualities for compassionate, happy and intelligent children and adults.

Other Documented Benefits of Mindfulness
• Increased emotional regulation
• Increased concentration and focus
• Increased social skills
• Increased ability to orient attention
• Increased working memory and planning and organisation
• Increased self-esteem
• Increased sense of calmness, relaxation, and self-acceptance.
• Increased quality of sleep
• Decreased test anxiety
• Decreased ADHD behaviours- specifically hyperactivity and impulsivity
• Decreased negative affect/ emotions
• Decreased anxiety
• Decreased depression
• Fewer conduct and anger management prob
 



Kids Balance Mindfulness Practise


Mindful Movements


Mindful Movements are derived from Qi Gong, Tai chi and Yoga. Kids Balance brings together easy creative movements from these three disciplines for children as wonderful ways of connecting mind and body. 
Through these mindful movements, they are taught illustrative and imaginative ways to ‘touch the sky’ or ‘to express the behaviours of beautiful swans’. Children enjoy each part of the mindful movement through storytelling and games. Every mindful movement will inspire your child’s imagination while strengthening their focus on mind and body.




Mindful Movement


Visualisation

Visualisation when introduced from the age of preschoolers to adolescents can build confidence and self-esteem. Furthermore, it helps children develop their own inner resources while providing an avenue to express feelings that they are generally not able to verbalize. Visualisation has been specifically helpful in such areas as the development of positive social skills, the study and learning habits, overcoming school phobia, calming hyperactivity, developing empathy and sensitivity, and finally increasing creative expression. Our visualisation techniques focus on happy and relaxing imagery which facilitate a positive environment for children to cope with everyday stress



Visualisation


Affirmation

Through positive affirmation activities, Kids Balance aims to instil positive beliefs, happy, uplifting thoughts and ideas. These are powerful tools for young children to grow as happy and well-adjusted individuals.



Positive Affirmations
   
   

 

 

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