Firstly Concentration gets depleted over time.
Secondly especially young kids are bored by sitting in one place
Thirdly the body gets tense and stiff with prolonged sitting.
So it is a Time to take a study break! Stretch out the body, and refresh and energise your body so you can get back to your homework.
Young kids find it more exciting and fun-filled instead of playing games in computer or tab or the smartphones.
Deep breathing exercises help to build concentration and confidence. A feeling of positivity also gets significantly developed.
This is one of the entertaining and playful way to make kids learn of controlled breathing. Blowing bubbles has to be done by a slow deep breath.
Kids breathing exercise if made in a fun way like copying an animal posture or sound it becomes more enjoyable and less dull.
Breathe in, pause for say around 10 sec for young kids; or 20 sec for middle school kids, then breathe out slowly while you make a hissing sound until the long as you can exhale.
Overarm Stretching or the mountain pose: Do this at least three times:
- Stand up from the chair.
- Swing arms up to the sky.
- Reach up to the sky and hands together in namaste position while keeping the body straight .
- Hold for 15 seconds.
- Lower the arms.
- Stand tall in Mountain Pose behind your chair.
- Grab the back of the chair with both the hand, stand on your right leg, and stretch the left leg behind you.
- Bend your body forward.
- Take the left hand and try to catch the left leg backwards.
- Switch sides and repeat the steps.
- Stand facing the front of the chair.
- Place the hands flat on the ground of the chair and step back with both the arms stretched out straight in front.
- Legs are wide apart and bend your head between the legs.
- Kneel on a mat and sit back on heels.
- Press the palms into your knees,
- Breathe in with the nose.
- Breathe out by opening the mouth, sticking out the tongue to the chin. Let out a roar! The sound is fun for the young kids
- This would be enough for 15 minutes of yoga break
Do introduce the habit and be proactive and involved with the kids . they would be excited if parents do along.