This resource has been created in response to the increasing numbers of children experiencing problems of anxiety, sleeplessness and issues with self-regulation.
Research has shown that early, unresolved problems can become patterns for life, so supporting children to regulate their emotions can be highly beneficial.
The use of creative visualisations and mindfulness tools from a young age can help children put things into a more healthy perspective, as well as allow our kids to relax and feel calm.
In this audio collection, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators Maggie Dent— who’s used audio relaxations in her home, classrooms and counselling rooms over the past 25 years — offers up 9 tracks to help children relax, feel safe, ease anxiety, calm anger, shift boredom, cope with grief and be better friends.
This is an essential resource for any home, early years centre or classroom that could benefit from being a calmer, happier place.
Included in Just For Kidz…
4 Calming relaxations for children:
- Introduction to the first three tracks (3:13)
- Safe ‘n Sound (11:26)
- Endless Journey (8:38)
- Sleepytime (30:34)
- Soothing the Frightened Butterflies (with introduction) (15:58)
- Soothing the Frightened Butterflies (visualisation without intro) (12:16)
5 Emotion changers for children:
- Calming the Angry Ant (11:27)
- Misery Gutz Fixer (8:46)
- Boredom Buster (12:23)
- I Am a Good Friend (11:03)
- The Magic Yellow Cloud (A story to help children cope with loss) (8:11)
What is creative visualisation and how can you use it in your family?
How to get the most from Just for Kidz…
“I have a little boy (in my Year 1 class) who displays extreme anger daily … and I mean extreme. We do meditation/relaxation with your CDs especially ‘Calming the Angry Ant’… and it is working beautifully with him (all the children love it). One day after an ‘episode’ we did angry ant and then he curled up on my lap and went to sleep! So a huge thank you for all your passion Maggie.”
– Verna, teacher
“I’ve been using your Just for Kidz relaxation CDs for my nine year old son and they are fantastic! My boy is such a loving, caring, thoughtful and soft guy, who often gets told to ‘toughen up’ by family members who think being a boy is to be rough and tough. After seeing him becoming quite worried, anxious and stressed about some issues at school-we started to use the CDs before he went to bed. In only a few weeks we see a more confident, less worrisome young man who is learning ways to help get through school life. We are constantly reaffirming to him it’s ok to be who you are-and your CDs have helped that. Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for being such a strong advocate for our kids–it’s helping our family and I’m sure many others.”
– Kristi, mother
“I’m a primary school teacher and have used your guided meditation CDs to great effect within the classroom. Discovering your CDs many years ago has ignited a passion for teaching mindfulness techniques in my classes.The longer I teach for, the more I see anxiety as the root cause for many of our struggling kids. When we can help them to feel more comfortable in their own skin, they begin to relax and blossom”
– Therese, teacher